cable car

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cable car

n.
A car designed to operate on a cableway or cable railway.

cable car

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a cabin suspended from and moved by an overhead cable in a mountain area
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a cabin suspended from and moved by an overhead cable in a mountain area
3. (Automotive Engineering) a cableway
4. (Railways) a passenger car on a cable railway

ca′ble car`

or ca′ble-car`,


n.
a vehicle, usu. enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cable car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railwaycable car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"
cable railway, funicular, funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
Translations
lanovka
tovbanevogn
köysiratavaunu
žičara
ケーブルカー
케이블카
spårvagn
รถที่เคลื่อนที่โดยสายเคเบิล
xe cáp treo

cable car

[ˈkeɪblˌkɑːʳ] nfunivia; (on rail) → funicolare f

cable car

عَرَبَةٌ يَجُرُّها سِلْكٌ إِلَى أَعْلَى الـجَبَل lanovka tovbanevogn Seilbahn τελεφερίκ teleférico köysiratavaunu téléphérique žičara cabina della funivia ケーブルカー 케이블카 kabelwagen taubane kolejka linowa carro eléctrico, teleférico вагон фуникулера spårvagn รถที่เคลื่อนที่โดยสายเคเบิล teleferik xe cáp treo 缆车
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The cable-car system could run from the Hafod Morfa Copperworks site, opposite the Liberty Stadium, to the top of Kilvey Hill.
The scenic cable-car journey is 5km long and usually takes 35 minutes, but passengers have been stuck there for about two hours.
The award relates to the expectations of the management of the cable car bifune Ponte di Piero - Monteviasco with adjoining buildings forming the base terminal and the mountain, containing the mechanical and electrical equipment necessary for the operation of the system, the support line , the ropes, the main car, the vehicle rescue and related services to stations in favor of the public who benefits from cable-car station.
When progress recently reared its threatening head, there had been few improvements since Andrew Hallidie contrived the world's first cable-car line in 1873 to scale the almost vertical San Francisco hillsides.