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 The opening of the new cableway—with capacity for 18,000 people a day—is set to bolster those numbers. Mike Maceacheran, Travel, "The Swiss mountain that’s changing forever," 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, "The Swiss mountain that’s changing forever," 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, "How a Record-Breaking Aerial Tramway Helped Save a Centuries-Old Armenian Monastery," 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, "The Dark History of the 'Tranquil' Island Hosting the Trump-Kim Summit," 11 June 2018 Archaeologists describe how the ice, in its pockets, preserves not only the objects of war but also its smell, from the grease of military cableways to old sauerkraut. The Economist, "Trouble on the slopesWinter sports face a double threat, from climate and demographic change," 25 Jan. 2018 Rocket refueling suits worn by propellant transfer technicians were hung up on the wall outside of the cableway tunnel that leads to Titan II missile silo. Laura Reston, New Republic, "Soviet Union," 6 Oct. 2017 The cableway’s rotating cars ensure that every passenger gets equal time during the five-minute ascent to take in views in every direction: the sheer cliff face of Table Mountain, the city and Table Bay below. Jamie Moore, USA TODAY, "The world’s 10 best cable cars," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of cableway

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Cableway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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