cableway

noun

ca·​ble·​way ˈkā-bəl-ˌwā How to pronounce cableway (audio)
: a suspended cable used as a track along which carriers can be pulled

Examples of cableway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lake boasts a cableway to tow up to six boarders in a loop with optional freestyle features, turns, and more to keep you on your toes. Brittany Loggins, Women's Health, 23 June 2023 Adventurous 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, 20 Apr. 2023 Over in Austria, Erlebnisberg Golm debuted a handicap-accessible cableway with large cabins that can fit wheelchairs. Michelle Tchea, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Jan. 2022 The latest cableway technology also ensures fewer pylons and less deforestation. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 10 Dec. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cableway was in 1891

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“Cableway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cableway. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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