hand cable

hand cable

[′hand ‚kā·bəl]
(mining engineering)
A flexible cable for electrical connection between a mining machine and a truck carrying a reel of portable cable. Also known as butt cable; head cable.
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The day I made my first ascent, in 1980, I shared the waist-high hand cables that line the route to provide better balance with six people.