Definition of Telpher

1. Noun. One of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage.

Exact synonyms: Telfer
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transport
Group relationships: Telferage, Telpherage



Definition of Telpher

1. n. A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity.

2. n. Specif., the equipment or apparatus used in a system of electric transportation by means of carriages which are suspended on an overhead conductor, as of wire.

Definition of Telpher

1. Noun. An electric-run cable car used for transportation, along overhead wires. ¹

2. Noun. A system of transportation using telphers. ¹

3. Verb. To transport with a telpher. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Telpher

1. to transport by a system of aerial cable cars [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Telpher

1. A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity. Telpher line, or Telpher road, an electric line or road over which vehicles for carrying loads are moved by electric engines actuated by a current conveyed by the line. Origin: Gr. Far, far off + to bear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Telpher

telophase II
telophase i
telophases
telopsis
telos
teloses
telotaxes
telotaxis
telotism
telotroch
telotrocha
telotrochous
telotrochs
telotype
telotypes
telpher (current term)
telpherage
telpherages
telphered
telphering
telphers
tels
telson
telsonic
telsons
telsontail
telt
telyn
telyushenkoite
temafloxacin

Literary usage of Telpher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1888)
"This kind of gearing, made of the best materials and of the finest workmanship, has been applied to the telpher line at Glynde. Its efficiency was tested ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... junction, branch, switchback, telpher. In the United States the local horse-car or electric roads are usually called "railways," in British usage ..."

3. The Mechanical Handling and Storing of Material: Being a Treatise on the by George Frederick Zimmer (1922)
"The credit of the invention of the telpher is due to Professor Fleeming Jenkin, M.Inst.CE, ... A telpher consists of a suitable bogie or trolley, ..."

4. The Electric Motor and Its Applications by Thomas Commerford Martin, Joseph Wetzler (1891)
"... telpher SYSTEM. illustrated in the accompanying engravings. It is evident that such a system, while not interfering with the cultivation of the soil or ..."

5. Tea Machinery, and Tea Factories: A Descriptive Treatise on the Mechanical by Alexander James Wallis-Tayler (1900)
"173,—Method of Mounting Block Wires FIG. 174.—Method of Mounting Block in Line on telpher System (side ... Circuit Closer for telpher Wires in Line on ..."

6. Electric Transmission of Energy and Its Transformation, Subdivision, and by Gisbert Kapp (1886)
"... Systems —Comparative Merits of Battery System and Conductor System—The Bessbrook-Newry Electric Railway—The Blackpool Electric Tramway— The telpher Line ..."

7. Electric Transmission of Energy, and Its Transformation, Subdivision, and by Gisbert Kapp (1890)
"... Systems —Comparative Merits of Battery System and Conductor System—The Bessbrook-Newry Electric Railway—The Blackpool Electric Tramway —The telpher Line ..."

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