a vehicle, usually enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.
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How to use cable car in a sentence
It began by constructing a network of cable cars, soaring above the terrain that had long divided the city.Rio de Janeiro is making a digital map of one of Brazil’s largest favelas | Fábio Duarte, Carlo Ratti, Washington Fajardo | April 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
What was once the lake behind Gora Dam, is now Gora Summit, a multilevel facility with working cable cars.New ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ map takes the player to Verdansk in 1984 | Mike Hume | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
The Tanzanian government recently approved construction of a cable car on the 19,341-foot peak, the highest summit in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.
Merwyn Nunes, a Tanzanian who opposes the cable car, worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism before serving as a tourist representative for the Kilimanjaro region.
That same year, Constantine Kanyasu, then deputy minister of tourism for Tanzania, told me the cable car would help students and travelers under 15 years old and older than 50 experience the mountain’s beauty.
Everyone should take the cable car at least once in their life.
They shared the cable car with an old water colorist, and two other young couples.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
A cable-car, with clanging bell, was bearing down upon it with a speed which the gripman seemed powerless to check.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love | Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
The cable car isn't a car at all, children, but is a hilly-cum-go, a species of rocking horse and a grown-up kiddie-kar.Vignettes Of San Francisco | Almira Bailey
There was no gay and chattering crowd in Market Street, not even the light of a cable car flashing through the grey drizzle.The Californians | Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Even the distant clang of a cable car out in the city will not break the spell that is on you now.Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
British Dictionary definitions for cable car
a cabin suspended from and moved by an overhead cable in a mountain area
a passenger car on a cable railway
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