Definition of cable verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cable

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪbl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cable
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪbl//
 
he / she / it cables
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪblz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪblz//
 
past simple cabled
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪbld//
 
past participle cabled
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪbld//
 
-ing form cabling
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪblɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪblɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] cable (somebody) (old-fashioned) to send somebody a cable (4) Word Origin Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French chable, from late Latin capulum ‘halter’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cable