verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for telpher
In capacity to handle material, one telpher was about equal to one derrick.
Telpher, tel′fėr, adj. pertaining to a system of telpherage.
By opening a switch the current is cut off from the corresponding section, and the telpher will stop when it reaches this point.The Romance of Modern Mechanism|Archibald Williams
At the North Shaft steel-plate bins were used, and were supplied with material by the buckets handled by the telpher.Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910|James H. Brace and Francis Mason
From the telpher are suspended carriers which can be adapted to any kind of material.
British Dictionary definitions for telpher
- another word for telpherage
- (as modifier)a telpher line; a telpher system