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telfer

[tel-fer] /ˈtɛl fər/
noun, adjective, verb (used with object)
1.
Related forms
telferage, noun

telpherage

[tel-fer-ij] /ˈtɛl fər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a transportation system in which cars or other carriers are suspended from or run on wire cables or the like, especially one operated by electricity.
Sometimes, telferage.
Origin of telpherage
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; telpher + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for telferages

telfer

/ˈtɛlfə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of telpher

telpherage

/ˈtɛlfərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an overhead transport system in which an electrically driven truck runs along a single rail or cable, the load being suspended in a separate car beneath Also called telpher line, telpher
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