cable car

a vehicle, usually enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.
Also, cable-car.

1870–75, Americanism Unabridged
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cable car
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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Example sentences
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.
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