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telpherage

[tel-fer-ij]
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noun
  1. 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.
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Sometimes tel·fer·age.

Origin of telpherage

First recorded in 1880–85; telpher + -age

telfer

[tel-fer]
noun, adjective, verb (used with object)
  1. telpher.
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Related formstel·fer·age, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for telferage

telferage

noun
  1. a variant spelling of telpherage
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telfer

noun
  1. a variant spelling of telpher
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telpherage

telferage

noun
  1. 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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