cable ship

a vessel fitted for laying and repairing submarine cables; it has a large roller built over the bows for paying out cable

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  • 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'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

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