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cable car

noun
1.
a vehicle, usually enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.
Also, cable-car.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • If snow is threatening, you may find yourself sharing a cable car with a farmer and his cows as they take the easy way down.
  • Tricky ascents are conquered by cable car, gondola, and cog train.
  • After several close calls and near-misses, the three main characters converge in a disabled cable car, high above a deep abyss.
  • If you don't want to hike up the mountain, you can take the cable car to the top and enjoy some of the mountain's many activities.
  • Those who prefer to ride can take a cable car up the mountain.
  • Both can be reached by a short trek or a cable car trip.
  • Ride a cable car up one of the seemingly impossible hills.
  • Tourists can reach this major landmark by cable car.
  • cable car, current meter, and weights used for measuring the discharge of a river from a cableway.
  • The dirt seen falling from this cliff was initiated when the cable car was being used.
British Dictionary definitions for cable car

cable car

noun
1.
a cabin suspended from and moved by an overhead cable in a mountain area
2.
a cableway
3.
a passenger car on a cable railway
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