Definitions for cable car
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