cable railway


Definition of cable railway

: a railway on which the cars grip and are moved by an endless cable that is sometimes laid underground and that is driven by a stationary engine — see funicular railway

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First Known Use of cable railway

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Cable railway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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