ca·​ble·​way | \ ˈkā-bəl-ˌwā How to pronounce cableway (audio) \

Definition of cableway

: a suspended cable used as a track along which carriers can be pulled

Examples of cableway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almost 150 acres of land, forty country presentations, a greenhouse complex, and an aerial cableway across the park make Floriade Expo one of the world’s major horticultural shows. Lea Lane, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Intrepid hikers can go on foot, but there's also an aerial cableway that gently sweeps up to the 3,563-foot summit. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2021 Available Saturday–Thursday nights, guests can make their turns down the 4.2-kilometer long run and lap the aerial cableway in complete solitude before indulging in hors d'oeuvres and Champagne. Brandon Perlman, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2022 Today, tourists can still spy derelict pieces of cableway, bridges and cliffside bases throughout the frigid Alps. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 May 2021 The opening of the new cableway—with capacity for 18,000 people a day—is set to bolster those numbers. Mike Maceacheran, Travel, 5 Dec. 2020 On December 5, a controversial cableway will open, taking nonclimbing visitors closer to the North Face than ever before. Mike Maceacheran, Travel, 5 Dec. 2020 Part of which was working with the Austrian-Swiss company Doppelmayr/Garaventa to build the cutting-edge Wings of Tatev tramway, the longest reversible cableway in the world. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, 6 July 2018 However, tragedy struck in 1983 on the cable car system when seven people died after an oil drilling ship collided with the cableway. Suyin Haynes, Time, 11 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of cableway

1891, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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“Cableway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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