messenger cable

messenger cable

[′mes·ən·jər ‚kā·bəl]
(communications)
A cable made of stranded steel which supports aerial cables between poles.
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messenger cable or in an existing conduit and junction box plant.
Two hook-up attempts were made without success, and we were told the messenger cable actually had severed--there went our chance at an RA landing.
Wayside work will include approximately 190 miles of exterior cabling, including approximately 12 miles of messenger cable for 200 wayside signal locations.
When he had lowered the RAST probe, the messenger cable had begun to pay out, and he couldn't retrieve it electrically.