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(ˈtɛlfərɪdʒ) or


(Automotive Engineering) an overhead transport system in which an electrically driven truck runs along a single rail or cable, the load being suspended in a separate car beneath. Also called: telpher, telpherline or telpherway


(ˈtɛl fər ɪdʒ)

a transportation system in which cars or other carriers are suspended from or run on wire cables or the like.

telpherage, telferage

a system of transportation in which cars or gondolas, usually powered by electricity, are suspended below wire cables.
See also: Vehicles
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telpherage - a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity
telfer, telpher - one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
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"The project will be served by a monorail system to lift visitors from the metro station to the festivities area; a footbridge will be constructed to link the luxury island with the waterfront of the Jumeirah Beach Residence; and a telpherage (cable car) to shuttle visitors from and to the entertainment zone," said Al Tayer.
In 1883 Henry Charles Fleeming , Jenkin coined the term telpherage to describe his invention of a system of haulage using electricity as the motive power for carriages suspended from overhead wires.
The telpherage system which Jenkin developed at the end of his life was tested at Glynde in Sussex in 1885.