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telfer

[tel-fer] /ˈtɛl fər/
noun, adjective, verb (used with object)
1.
Related forms
telferage, noun

telpher

[tel-fer] /ˈtɛl fər/
noun
1.
Also, teleferic. a traveling unit, car, or carrier suspended from cables in a telpherage, an aerial transportation system.
adjective
2.
of or relating to a system of telpherage.
verb (used with object)
3.
to transport by means of a telpherage.
Origin of telpher
1880-1885
1880-85; alteration of telephore. See tele-1, -phore
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British Dictionary definitions for telfers

telfer

/ˈtɛlfə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of telpher

telpher

/ˈtɛlfə/
noun
1.
a load-carrying car in a telpherage
2.
  1. another word for telpherage
  2. (as modifier): a telpher line, a telpher system
verb
3.
(transitive) to transport (a load) by means of a telpherage
Derived Forms
telpheric, telferic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: changed from telephore, from tele- + -phore
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