el cable
-the wire
See the entry for cable.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (electricity)
a. wire
Ten cuidado con esos cables pelados.Be careful with those bare wires.
b. cable (with insulating cover)
Verás que bajo el capó hay tres cables de color naranja.You'll see that under the hood there are three orange cables.
c. lead (United Kingdom)
Adolfo tropezó con el cable del teléfono y nos cortó la llamada.Adolfo tripped over the telephone lead and cut us off.
2. (wire rope)
a. cable
El cable de la grúa se rompió y el auto cayó por el barranco.The cable on the tow truck broke and the car fell down a ravine.
3. (rope)
a. cable
Capitán, parece que alguien cortó al cable del ancla.Captain, it looks like someone cut the anchor cable.
4. (telegram)
a. cable
La señorita Gómez quiere mandar un cable a su familia en Cantaloa.Miss Gomez would like to send a cable to her family in Cantaloa.
b. wire
Acabo de recibir un cable del general Sherman. ¡Aliste las tropas!I just received a cable from General Sherman. Ready the troops!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
a. cable
No tengo cable porque solo veo programas en mi tablet.I don't have cable because I only watch shows on my tablet.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (elec & inform)
a. cable, lead
2. (dentro de aparato)
a. wire
3. (fam fig)
se le cruzaron los cableshe got mixed up
se le cruzaron los cables y la pegóin a moment of madness, he hit her
4. (fam fig)
echar un cableto help out, to lend a hand
5. (de puente)
a. cable
6. (de fibra óptica)
a. cable
televisión por cablecable television
cable de fibra ópticafiber-optic cable
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1 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) (hilo) wire; (con cubierta aislante) cable
tiene varios cables sueltos there are several loose wires; el cable del micrófono/amplificador the microphone/amplifier cable o lead
se le cruzaron los cables he totally flipped (familiar)
se le pelaron los cables (Centroamérica) he got all mixed up
cable de alta tensión high-voltage cable
cable de cobre copper wire
2 (Mecánica) [de acero] cable
echar un cable a algn to give sb a helping hand
cable de remolque towline; towrope
3 (Telec) cable; wire
televisión por cable cable television; cable TV
cable coaxial coaxial cable
cable de fibra óptica fibreoptic cable; optical fibre; optical fiber; (EEUU)
cable óptico optical cable
4 (cablegrama) cable
enviar un cable a algn to cable sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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