Translation of cable in Spanish:


cable, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkeɪbəl//ˈkeɪb(ə)l/


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    Electricity Nautical
    cable masculine
    • The Radio Frequency signal will suffer a loss of amplitude as the signal travels along the cable.
    • The pricier cable was better insulated, resulting in less signal loss.
    • This involves the fitting of switches and sockets and connecting the cables to the electricity supply.
    • They argued that the occupation posed safety risks to the squatters as the property was fenced in by a power line and electric cables and there was an petroleum pipe underground.
    • She was missed, of course, and at first the Coastguardmen surmised that she had either dragged her anchor or parted her cable some time during the night, and had been blown out to sea.
    • During the accident the van left the road and hit a pole carrying electricity and telephone cables, causing wires to drape in the road.
    • She still reached her convoy rendezvous in Loch Ewe on time, but while waiting for sailing orders lost her starboard anchor when the cable snapped.
    • The bowsprit was a long, graceful lance, reaching out above his head, but the anchor cable plunged into the water beside him, and he laid a hand on the thick hawser.
    • There are two different, fundamental ways that an audio cable can change the signal.
    • They are arranged in bundles called optical cables and used to transmit light signals over long distances.
    • A device is disclosed for stripping the insulation or dielectric housing from a cable or wire.
    • In a spray of sparks he yanked the cable out, the transmitter signal died.
    • On September 25 signals from the seamount ceased when a transmission cable that carried the signals to land was cut by a deep-sea trawler.
    • Preparations were directed towards breaking the cable instead of attempting to weigh anchor which was considered a more risky evolution in the conditions.
    • The report found that electricity companies said underground cables failed less but took far longer to find and repair than overhead faults.
    • It was a good team effort with one man only missing out by metres before the second diver found the cable and eventually the anchor.
    • Except for the thick camera cables on the floor and the lighting gantries where the roof should be.
    • This was also the initiation of underground electricity cables in Sligo town.
    • Their task was to cut the cables anchoring a boom and antishipping net stretched across the river directly under the machine guns and cannons in a fort overlooking the river.
    • Power bosses have agreed to replace underground electricity cables to help improve poor supply following a spate of power cuts in Westhoughton.
    • It appears that separate cables convey electrical signals to and from the antenna.
    • The plaintiffs manufactured stainless steel alloys at a factory which was directly supplied with electricity by a cable from a power station.
    • But the boat's anchor cable broke in the storm and the boat began drifting in high seas.
    • Installation of underground electricity cables is 97 percent complete but a change of plans is causing a delay to the final completion of the project.
    • This is one of the three wires in an electrical cable that protects a circuit from overloading.
    • More than 25,000 metres of telecommunications and signalling cables were also installed.
    • We still await a decision on the sensitive issue of the on-site over-head high voltage electricity cables.
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    cable masculine
    telegrama masculine
    to receive/send a cable recibir/enviar un cable / telegrama
    • No one with any sense ever supposed that telephone calls or telegrams or cables were private.
    • He sent a cable to this effect to Washington, which he still retains.
    • And after three or four days I sent a cable to Athens that I wouldn't be able to speak at the University of Athens.
    • Before leaving he sent a cable to Hawthorne.
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transitive verb


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    (news/message) cablegrafiar
    (news/message) telegrafiar
    to cable sb enviarle un cable a algn
    • I'll cable New York for money enviaré un cable / telegrafiaré a Nueva York pidiendo dinero
    • she cabled me $2,000 me envió un giro (telegráfico) de 2.000 dólares