- a vehicle, usually enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.
Origin of cable car
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for cable car
But on the way to the cable-car no ash-can presented itself.
She accepted his offer thankfully, so they took the cable-car together.Flappers and Philosophers
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Yesterday I was a cable-car conductor, and to-day I am a poet!The Journal of Arthur Stirling
A cable-car might have been a comet flashing along the edge of a void.Ancestors
They paused at the corner to wait for a cable-car, and Sherrington joined them.Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color
- 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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