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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca′ble car`(n.)

or ca′ble-car`

  1. a vehicle, usu. enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.

    Category: Transportation

Origin of cable car:

1870–75, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cable car, car(noun)

    a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway

    "they took a cable car to the top of the mountain"


  1. cable car(Noun)

    A streetcar moved by gripping to rotating loop of cable running along the track.

  2. cable car(Noun)

    A hanging carriage or car for transporting people or cargo


  1. Cable car

    A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate, or a vehicle on these systems. The vehicles are motor-less and engine-less pulled by cable that is rotated by motor off-board.


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