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

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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