cable car


cable car

noun

: 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

Full Definition of CABLE CAR

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

Examples of CABLE CAR

  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.

First Known Use of CABLE CAR

1874

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