Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A large and strong rope or chain, such as is attached to a vessel's anchors or the traction-rope of a street railway Operated by the cable system, (Hooper v. Railway Co., 85 Md. 509, 37 Atl. 359, 38 In R. A. 509J or used in submarine telegraphy, (see 25 Sint. 41 [U. S. Comp. St. 1901, p. 3586].)