ropeway

noun rope·way \ ˈrōp-ˌwā \
|Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of ropeway

1 : an endless aerial cable moved by a stationary engine and used to transport freight (such as logs and ore)
2 : a fixed cable or a pair of fixed cables between supporting towers serving as a track for suspended passenger or freight carriers

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1889

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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