cable's length

noun
a nautical unit of depth
Syn: ↑cable, ↑cable length
Hypernyms: ↑linear unit, ↑linear measure

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noun (plural cables' lengths)

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a nautical unit of length equivalent to 720 feet (219 meters) in the U.S. Navy and 608 feet (185 meters) in the British Navy.
Also, cable length. Also called cable.
[1545-55]

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cable's length,
a unit of measurement frequently used in sailing directions (720 feet in the United States Navy and about 100 fathoms or 607.56 feet in the British Navy); cable length.

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  • Cable's length — Cable Ca ble (k[=a] b l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See {Capable}.] 1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cable’s length — kabeltovas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Jūreivystėje vartojamas nesisteminis ilgio matavimo vienetas. D. Britanijoje 1 kabeltovas = 185,2 m; JAV 1 kabeltovas = 219,5 m. atitikmenys: angl. cable; cable’s length vok.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • cable's length — a nautical unit of length equivalent to 720 feet (219 meters) in the U.S. Navy and 608 feet (185 meters) in the British Navy. Also, cable length. Also called cable. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • cable's-length — caˈble length or caˈble s length noun A tenth of a nautical mile, approx 183 metres (200 yards) or 100 fathoms (in USA, approx 219 metres (720 feet) or 120 fathoms) • • • Main Entry: ↑cable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cable — Ca ble (k[=a] b l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See {Capable}.] 1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cable molding — Cable Ca ble (k[=a] b l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See {Capable}.] 1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cable road — Cable Ca ble (k[=a] b l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See {Capable}.] 1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cable tier — Cable Ca ble (k[=a] b l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See {Capable}.] 1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cable length — noun a nautical unit of depth • Syn: ↑cable, ↑cable s length • Hypernyms: ↑linear unit, ↑linear measure * * * noun : a maritime unit of length based on the length of a ship s cable and variously reckoned as equal to 100 fathoms, 1/10 of the n …   Useful english dictionary

  • cable — cablelike, adj. /kay beuhl/, n., v., cabled, cabling. n. 1. a heavy, strong rope. 2. a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges. 3. a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a… …   Universalium

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