or tel·fer

[ tel-fer ]
/ ˈtɛl fər /


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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for telpher



/ (ˈtɛlfə) /


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


(tr) to transport (a load) by means of a telpherage

Derived Forms

telpheric or telferic, adjective

Word Origin for telpher

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