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Cable may refer to:

Mechanical

* Nautical cable, an assembly of three or more ropes woven against the weave of the ropes, rendering it virtually waterproof * Wire rope, a type of rope which consists of several strands of metal wire laid into a helix ** Arresting cable, part of a system used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands ** Bowden cable, a mechanical cable for transmitting force ** Flexible shaft, the rotational analogue of Bowden cable; transmits torque * Rope generally, especially a thick, heavy ("cable laid") variety

Transmission

* Electrical cable, an assembly of one or more wires which may be insulated, used for transmission of electrical power or signals ** Coaxial cable, an electrical cable comprising an inner conductor surrounded by a flexible, tubular insulating layer, coated or surrounded by a tubular conducting shield ** Power cable, a cable used to transmit electrical power ** Submarine communications cable, a cable laid on the sea bed to carry telecommunication signals between land-based stations * Fiber-optic cable, a cable containing one or more optical fibers

Communication by cable

* Cable television, a system of providing television programs to consumers via electrical cables * Cable Internet access, a form of broadband Internet access that uses the cable television infrastructure * Cablegram (also known as a telegram or just a "cable"), a text message transmitted via electrical telegraph ** Diplomatic cable, a confidential text message exchanged between a diplomatic mission and the foreign ministry of its parent country

Places

* Cable Street, London, UK

United States

* Cable, Wisconsin, a town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin * Cable (CDP), Wisconsin, an unincorporated community within Cable, Wisconsin * Cable Building (New York City)

Music

* Cable (British band), a British alternative rock band * Cable (American band), an American metalcore band * The Cables, a Jamaican rocksteady/reggae group

Other uses

* Cable (surname), a surname (including a list of people with the name) * Cable (foreign exchange), the British pound/US dollar currency pair rate * Cable knitting, a style of knitting in which textures of crossing layers are achieved by permuting stitches * Cable length, a unit of distance related to the nautical mile * Cable (character), a superhero in Marvel Comics * ''Cable'' (comic book), several comics series featuring the Marvel character * USS ''Cable'' (ARS-19), a US Navy rescue and salvage ship * USS ''Frank Cable'' (AS-40), a US Navy submarine tender

See also

* Cabal (disambiguation) * Cabell * TheCable, a Nigerian online newspaper * :Category:Wire and cable manufacturers {{disambiguation|geo