cable car

or cable-car


noun

a vehicle, usually enclosed, used on a cable railway or tramway.

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Origin of cable car

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for cable car

cable car

noun

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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