a. A heavy multiple-strand steel rope used in cable-tool drilling as the line between the tools and the walking beam. Syn: drilling cable AGI
b. A term used loosely to signify a wire line. See also: wire line AGI
c. A fiber cable consists of three hawsers laid up left-handed. See also: wire rope; cable-laid rope. Zern
d. A ropelike, usually stranded assembly of electrical conductors or of groups of two or more conductors insulated from each other but laid up together usually by being twisted around a central core, the whole usually heavily insulated by outside wrappings; specif., a submarine cable. Webster 3rd
e. A steel rope for hoisting or for aerial trams. Fay
f. A flexible rope composed of many steel wires or hemp fibers in groups, first twisted to form strands, several of which are again twisted together to form a rope. Also called wire cable; wire line; wire rope; steel cable. See also: wire-line cable
g. See: armored cable; electric cable.
h. A single concentration of steel wire intended for prestressing. Taylor
i. A nautical unit of horizontal distance, equal to 600 ft (100 fathoms; 182.9 m) and approx. 0.1 nmi (0.18 km). Hunt
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