Cable-car



a vehicle, usually enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.
Historical Examples

The Journal of Arthur Stirling Upton Sinclair
The Spinner’s Book of Fiction Various
The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color Brander Matthews
From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color Brander Matthews
Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
Other Things Being Equal Emma Wolf

noun
a cabin suspended from and moved by an overhead cable in a mountain area
a cableway
a passenger car on a cable railway

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