cable's length definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of cable size.
    • along a ship's cable. Cables inside vendor solution differ long from 100 to 140 fathoms or even more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's size is either 120 fathoms (720 foot), or about 100 fathoms (600 legs, an approximation to 1 tenth of a nautical mile).
    • An approximate way of measuring length, generally regarded as 100 fathoms = 600 legs, or of a nautical mile: frequently used in cruising guidelines for navigators.
    • a nautical device of depth

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