cable railway

noun
a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
Derivationally related forms: ↑funicular (for: ↑funicular)
Hypernyms: ↑railway, ↑railroad, ↑railroad line, ↑railway line, ↑railway system
Part Meronyms: ↑cable car, ↑car

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noun
: a railway on which the cars grip and are moved by an endless cable that is sometimes laid underground and that is driven by a stationary engine — see funicular railway

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a railway on which the cars are pulled by a moving cable under the roadway.
[1885-90]

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cable railway
See ↑cable tramway below
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Main Entry:cable
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cable tramway or cable railway noun
One along which cars or carriages are drawn by a cable operated by a stationary motor
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Main Entry:cable

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cable railway UK US noun [countable] [singular cable railway plural cable railways]
a railway attached to a cable by which it is pulled up a mountain
Thesaurus: types of train or railway systemhyponym parts of trains, trams and cable carsmeronym

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cable railway,
an apparatus consisting of cars drawn by a continuously moving cable that is between and beneath the rails of a street railroad or suspended between the towers of a ski lift.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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