cable car

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

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 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.

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First Known Use of cable car

1874

in the meaning defined above

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CABLE CAR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cable car for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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