cable car

IPA: kˈeɪbʌɫkˈɑr

noun

  • (US, Philippines) A streetcar moved by gripping to rotating loop of cable running along the track.
  • Any passenger vehicle attached to a moving cable for propulsion, and guided by some form of rails, on a specially-built track not in a street.
  • A hanging carriage or car for transporting people or cargo

cablecar

IPA: kˈeɪbʌɫkɑr

noun

  • Alternative spelling of cable car [(US, Philippines) A streetcar moved by gripping to rotating loop of cable running along the track.]

cable-car

IPA: kˈeɪbʌɫkɑr

noun

  • Alternative spelling of cable car [(US, Philippines) A streetcar moved by gripping to rotating loop of cable running along the track.]

Examples of "cable-car" in Sentences

  • But it was clear that, despite his quick moves in the cable-car station, he did not kill easily.
  • After recovering their skis and equipment, the men quickly headed up a steep road that ran next to a cable-car route.
  • He was sitting on one of the sofas in the next room, beneath a flat-screen television broadcasting muted helicopter footage of the cable-car station where her life had been saved.
  • The Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents some 2,200 bus, streetcar and cable-car operators, says Mr. Elsbernd's charter amendment is motivated primarily by politics.
  • On this overcast Saturday morning, however, Mr. Hudak won't get paid for carrying his load from the starting point at the top cable-car station up to Zamkovskeho Chata, or Zamkovsky's Cabin, at 1,475 meters.
  • Switzerland will offer visitors a cable-car ride onto a flowering meadow on the roof of its pavilion, while the Indian pavilion will be modeled after a 2,200-year-old Buddhist stupa and display the wisdom of the ancients.
  • In the 1979 James Bond movie "Moonraker," actor Richard Kiel's steel-toothed character, Jaws, chews his way through cable-car wires and survives a plunge from the top of Iguazu Falls—but Mr. Kiel's isn't the only memorable role in the film.

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