cable paper

noun

Definition of cable paper

: a strong paper used as insulation around electric cables

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First Known Use of cable paper

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Cable paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cable%20paper. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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