cable length

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cable length

[′kā·bəl ‚lengkth]
(oceanography)
A unit of distance, originally equal to the length of a ship's anchor cable, now variously considered to be 600 feet (183 meters), 608 feet (185.3 meters, one-tenth of a British nautical mile), or 720 feet or 120 fathoms (219.5 meters). Also known as cable.