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[key-buh l-wey] /ˈkeɪ bəlˌweɪ/
a system for hoisting and hauling bulk materials, consisting of a cable or pair of cables suspended between two towers, on which travels a carriage from which a bucket is suspended: used in heavy construction work, in storage plants, etc.
Also called cable crane.
Origin of cableway
1895-1900; cable + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for cableway


a system for moving people or bulk materials in which suspended cars, buckets, etc, run on cables that extend between terminal towers
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