Meaning of anchor cable in English:

anchor cable


  • 1A cable or rope attached to an anchor, by which the anchor is lowered or raised from a ship, airship, etc.; a length or type of cable suitable for this.

  • 2A cable used as an anchor or that holds something in place.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Elyot (c1490–1546), humanist and diplomat.