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cableway

[ key-buhl-wey ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəlˌweɪ /
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noun

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.

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Also called cable crane .

Origin of cableway

First recorded in 1895–1900; cable + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for cableway

cableway
/ (ˈkeɪbəlˌweɪ) /

noun

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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