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cabin boy a boy or man hired to wait on the officers and passengers aboard a ship.
cabin cruiser a power-driven boat with a cabin so equipped that passengers can wash, cook, and sleep on board.
cabinet a piece of furniture with shelves, compartments, or drawers, and usually covered by a door or doors. [6 definitions]
cabinetmaker a woodworker who specializes in making cabinets, chests, and other fine furniture.
cabinetwork fine wooden furniture made by a cabinetmaker. [2 definitions]
cabin fever anxiety caused by being confined to a small space or isolated from other people for a length of time, as during winter.
cable a thick, strong rope made of fiber or steel. [11 definitions]
cable car an enclosed passenger vehicle either on rails or suspended on a cable and pulled back and forth by a moving cable, esp. up and down a steep incline or across a chasm.
cablecast a broadcast transmitted through cable television. [3 definitions]
cablegram a telegraph message sent by underwater cable.
cable length a unit of nautical length equal to 720 feet or 219.6 meters in the United States.
cable railway a system of transportation in which enclosed passenger cars, pulled by a continuously moving underground cable, roll along rails.
cable television a form of television in which the sound and picture signals from distant stations are received by a master antenna and then delivered by electrical cable. Cable television typically provides clear reception, access to a large number of channels, and a relatively wide range of programming, whereas conventional television is limited to the reception of signals from local stations.
cablevision cable television.
cabochon a polished gemstone, usu. in the form of a circle or ellipse, without facets. [2 definitions]
caboodle (informal) group of things or people; bunch; lot.
caboose a car at the rear of a freight train, used by the crew as a place for eating and sleeping.
cabretta a soft strong kidlike leather made from the skins of certain sheep.
cabriolet a light, one-horse carriage designed for two passengers and having two wheels and a folding hood. [2 definitions]
cabstand a place, usu. designated by a municipality, where taxicabs line up and wait to be hired.
cacao a South American tree bearing yellowish flowers and reddishbrown seeds. [2 definitions]