cable car

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

1870–75, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
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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