Posted by Dean Dysart [188.8.131.52] on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 21:28:05 :
In Reply to: Re: Horn Cable posted by Keith in Washington [184.108.40.206] on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 14:14:47 :
I have to admit, it was a far fetched usage of cable.
From the dictionary, see #2:
1 a thick rope of wire or nonmetallic fiber, typically used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles.
• the chain of a ship's anchor.
• Nautical a length of 200 yards (182.9 m) or (in the US) 240 yards (219.4 m).
• short for cable stitch.
• (also cable molding) Architecture a molding resembling twisted rope.
2 an insulated wire or wires having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals: an underground cable | transatlantic phone calls went by cable.
• a cablegram.
• short for cable television.
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