- 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.
Origin of cableway
Also called cable crane.
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Examples from the Web for cableway
A derrick was being spun along the cableway, just above the excavation.Still Jim
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To put the cableway on traveling towers will cost about $1,000 more.
The buckets were hooked on to the cableway and conveyed where wanted in the wall.
Lighthouse-builders on cableway from top of cliff to platform beside reef, unapproachable by boats.The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers
A cableway used in excavating work in Chicago was credited with a capacity of 400 to 600 cub.
- 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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