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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 called cable.
Origin of cable's length
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cable length
  • With saddles, cable length cannot readily be controlled.
  • The factors affecting dispersion are fiber cable length, fiber specifications, data rate and wavelength.
  • Initially, available cable length on standard reels was determined and confirmed to conform with physical logistical constraints.
  • Errors discovered in the original data due to problems with calibration and with the bird tow-cable length were corrected.
  • These errors were traced to problems with calibration and problems with the bird tow-cable length.

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