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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.