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telpher

or tel·fer

[ tel-fer ]
/ ˈtɛl fər /
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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.
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Origin of telpher

1880–85; alteration of telephore.See tele-1, -phore
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British Dictionary definitions for telpher

telpher

telfer

/ (ˈtɛlfə) /

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 forms of telpher

telpheric or telferic, adjective

Word Origin for telpher

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