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.

1895–1900; cable + way Unabridged
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cableway (ˈkeɪbəlˌweɪ)
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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The final approach to the lofty mountaintop citadel is by aerial cableway.
We're going to go down and try to get a cableway measurement of some sort.
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If the water is too deep for wading, then the measurement is made either from a
  bridge or cableway across the stream.
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