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cable car

noun

Simple Definition of cable car

  • : a vehicle that hangs in the air from a cable that pulls it up and down mountains

  • : a vehicle that is pulled along tracks by a cable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cable car

  1. :  a vehicle moved by an endless cable: a :  one suspended from an overhead cable b :  one that moves along tracks

Examples of cable car in a sentence

  1. The skiers took a cable car to the top of the mountain.

  2. Tourists packed the cable cars on the hilly streets of San Francisco.



1874

First Known Use of cable car

1874


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