telfer

[tel-fer]
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noun, adjective, verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. televisor,
  2. televisual,
  3. teleworking,
  4. telewriter,
  5. telex,
  6. telferage,
  7. telford,
  8. telford and wrekin,
  9. telharmonium,
  10. telia

Related formstel·fer·age, noun

telpher

or tel·fer

[tel-fer]

noun

Also teleferic. a traveling unit, car, or carrier suspended from cables in a telpherage, an aerial transportation system.

adjective

of or relating to a system of telpherage.

verb (used with object)

to transport by means of a telpherage.

Origin of telpher

1880–85; alteration of telephore. See tele-1, -phore

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British Dictionary definitions for telfer

telfer

noun

a variant spelling of telpher

telpher

telfer

noun

a load-carrying car in a telpherage
  1. another word for telpherage
  2. (as modifier)a telpher line; a telpher system

verb

(tr) to transport (a load) by means of a telpherage
Derived Formstelpheric or telferic, adjective

Word Origin for telpher

C19: changed from telephore, from tele- + -phore

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