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 Even the cable length is adjustable with a clip above the Y-joint. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Index shifting would work with any system that changed the cable length by the right amount—paddles weren't needed. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 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, 20 Apr. 2018 This gives a cable length of 12.2 meters (which is almost exactly 40 feet). Rhett Allain, WIRED, 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, 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cable length

1555, in the meaning defined above

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“Cable length.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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