Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A telegram sent by submarine cable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A message sent by a telegraph-cable; a cable-despatch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A message sent by a submarine telegraphic cable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A telegram transmitted via a submarine cable.

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

  • noun a telegram sent abroad

Etymologies

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

[cable + (tele)gram.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

cable +‎ -gram

Examples

  • PRESIDENT BRACE: On Monday I received a cablegram from the Honourable Howard Ferguson, regretting that it would be impossible for him to get back to England to keep his engagement with us and to speak from London to His Honour, the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario.

    Voices Across the Sea

  • In the 816-word cablegram, FDR said he was concerned about situations of extraordinary importance to both countries.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • In the 816-word cablegram, FDR said he was concerned about situations of extraordinary importance to both countries.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • In the 816-word cablegram, FDR said he was concerned about situations of extraordinary importance to both countries.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • In the 816-word cablegram, FDR said he was concerned about situations of extraordinary importance to both countries.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • Ceylon, a six-hundred-word cablegram describing the habits and characteristics of the minute insect which caused the blight reached

    The Man Who Knew

  • I thought your cablegram was a model of condensation, quite like that of Caesar, "Veni, vidi, vici." ...

    Letters of Franklin K. Lane

  • There I remained as bush-whacker correspondent for my paper until its managing editor notified me that an eight-hundred-word cablegram describing the grief of a pet carabao over the death of an infant Moro was not considered by the office to be war news.

    Options

  • For a group of young crossword constructors, "cablegram" is out and "wingman" and Katy Perry are in.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "Now there's the kind of cablegram to send -- even on baby business.

    Cappy Ricks Retires

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