Definitions for cable car
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a vehicle, usu. enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.
Origin of cable car:
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"
A streetcar moved by gripping to rotating loop of cable running along the track.
A hanging carriage or car for transporting people or cargo
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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