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cable release

noun, Photography
a device consisting of a flexible wire that is pressed at one end to trip a shutter mechanism on a camera.
Origin of cable release
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cable release
  • Once she has the focus where she likes it, she closes the back and triggers the shutter with a cable release.
  • If you do not have a cable release, use the self-timer.
  • Spending a little more on a cable release by a known manufacturer will ensure longer use.
British Dictionary definitions for cable release

cable release

a short length of flexible cable, used to operate the shutter of a camera without shaking it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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