Cableway



a system for hoisting and hauling bulk materials, consisting of a cable or pair of cables suspended between two towers, on which travels a carriage from which a bucket is suspended: used in heavy construction work, in storage plants, etc.
Historical Examples

The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3 Various
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette

noun
a system for moving people or bulk materials in which suspended cars, buckets, etc, run on cables that extend between terminal towers

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