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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of cable length.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's length is either 120 fathoms (720 feet), or about 100 fathoms (600 feet, an approximation to one tenth of a nautical mile).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An approximate measure of length, generally considered to be 100 fathoms = 600 feet, or of a nautical mile: frequently used in sailing directions for navigators.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a nautical unit of depth

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