Definition of Cable car

1. Noun. A conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway. "They took a cable car to the top of the mountain"

Exact synonyms: Car
Group relationships: Cable Railway, Funicular, Funicular Railway
Generic synonyms: Compartment

Definition of Cable car

1. Noun. A streetcar moved by gripping to rotating loop of cable running along the track. ¹

2. Noun. A hanging carriage or car for transporting people or cargo ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cable Car

cable's length
cable-laid rope
cable-laid ropes
cable TV
cable box
cable boxes
cable car (current term)
cable cars
cable graft
cable guy
cable internet
cable jack
cable length
cable lengths
cable modem
cable railway
cable release
cable ship
cable ships
cable system
cable television

Literary usage of Cable car

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

1. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"[A. CABLE-CAR PREACHER BY SAM WALTER FOSS " 'Tis strange how thoughtless ... said in a cable-car, "How careless and how thoughtless," said The Loud Man in ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"up upon the cable, the strand thus shoved back upon the cable occupying a space of 200 feet behind the grip. Slow-Speed Cable-Car ..."

3. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"Elevating Tower, Cable-car Distribution. — The coal and ash- handling system of the Delray Station of the Detroit Edison Company is a typical example of a ..."

4. Electrical Engineer (1890)
"A strong man is required to operate the gripping lever of the cable car ; a boy can easily drive the electric car, and cause it to move forward or backward ..."

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