- A cable, such as a coaxial cable, which provides power or a signal to a circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system.
- In a cable TV system, the cable that leads from the headend to a distribution point. A distribution cable then leads to the individual subscribers. Also called trunk cable (1).
- A cable running between a central office and a distribution point. A distribution cable then leads to the local stations and subscribers. Also called trunk cable (2).