cable length


Definition of cable length

: a maritime unit of length variously reckoned as 100 fathoms, 120 fathoms, or 608 feet

Examples of cable length in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Index shifting would work with any system that changed the cable length by the right amount—paddles weren't needed. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 2018 Using multiple pedals degrades your overall signal, creating more cable length running from guitar to amp—and more room for something to go wrong. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology in Guitar Pedals Has Reached a New Level of Tonal Bliss," 20 Apr. 2018 This gives a cable length of 12.2 meters (which is almost exactly 40 feet). Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Physics Behind a Fake Flying Samurai Battle," 3 Apr. 2018 Network security, electrical interference, cable length, and syncing dozens upon dozens of ECUs are things that keep automakers’ software developers and electrical engineers up all night. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Hyundai Plans Gigabit Ethernet for Some In-Car Networks, but What Does That Mean?," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cable length

1555, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cable length was in 1555

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“Cable length.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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