cable car

or ca·ble-car

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Origin of cable car

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Related Words for cable car

trolley, tram, streetcar

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British Dictionary definitions for cable car

cable car

noun
  1. a cabin suspended from and moved by an overhead cable in a mountain area
  2. a cableway
  3. a passenger car on a cable railway
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