Definitions for cable railway

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca′ble rail`way(n.)

  1. a railway on which the cars are pulled by a moving cable under the roadway.

    Category: Transportation

Origin of cable railway:

1885–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cable railway, funicular, funicular railway(noun)

    a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

Freebase

  1. Cable railway

    A cable railway is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope to haul trains.

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