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cableway

[ key-buhl-wey ]

noun

  1. a system for hoisting and hauling bulk materials, consisting of a cable or pair of cables suspended between two towers, on which travels a carriage from which a bucket is suspended: used in heavy construction work, in storage plants, etc.


cableway

/ ˈkeɪbəlˌweɪ /

noun

  1. a system for moving people or bulk materials in which suspended cars, buckets, etc, run on cables that extend between terminal towers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cableway1

First recorded in 1895–1900; cable + way 1

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Example Sentences

An electric cableway of 900 ft. span capable of carrying 10 tons was used in erection.

Across from above the lock walls came two empty buckets, carried on pulleys on the cableway.

The cableway is much used in the erection of masonry piers for bridges across rivers or valleys.

The cableway is so economical in its working that it has greatly advanced the process of "open-pit" mining.

Count Piscicelli's electric post is an adaptation of the electric cableway to the needs of parcel and letter distribution.

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