telpherage

[ tel-fer-ij ]
/ ˈtɛl fər ɪdʒ /

noun

a transportation system in which cars or other carriers are suspended from or run on wire cables or the like, especially one operated by electricity.
Sometimes tel·fer·age.

Origin of telpherage

First recorded in 1880–85; telpher + -age

Definition for telferage (2 of 2)

telfer
[ tel-fer ]
/ ˈtɛl fər /

noun, adjective, verb (used with object)

OTHER WORDS FROM telfer

tel·fer·age, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for telferage (1 of 3)

telferage
/ (ˈtɛlfərɪdʒ) /

noun

a variant spelling of telpherage

British Dictionary definitions for telferage (2 of 3)

telfer
/ (ˈtɛlfə) /

noun

a variant spelling of telpher

British Dictionary definitions for telferage (3 of 3)

telpherage

telferage

/ (ˈtɛlfərɪdʒ) /

noun

an overhead transport system in which an electrically driven truck runs along a single rail or cable, the load being suspended in a separate car beneathAlso called: telpher line, telpher
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