[key-buh l-wey]


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.

Nearby words

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  6. cabling,
  7. cabman,
  8. cabo rojo,
  9. cabob,
  10. caboched

Origin of cableway

First recorded in 1895–1900; cable + way1

Also called cable crane. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cableway



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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