ADJ. electric, telephone | overhead, underground | fibre-optic
QUANT. length a length of electric cable
VERB + CABLE lay, run Roads have to be dug up to lay underground cables. Engineers plan to run the telephone cables under the river. | connect Connect the cable to the correct terminal.
CABLE + VERB go, run a cable running under the road | connect sth new cables connecting major cities in Europe | carry sth These fibre-optic cables can carry telephone calls and computer data.