The cord that connects your phone to the wall socket is an example of a cable.
The connection between your computer and your internet service provider is an example of a cable.
- An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated.
Origin of cable
- Middle English from Old North French from Late Latin capulum lasso from Latin capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since c.1205, from Old Northern French, from Medieval Latin capulum (“lasso, rope, halter”), from Latin capiō (“to take, seize”).