cable railway

cable railway
cable railway
a street railway on which the cars are pulled by a continuously moving underground cable

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  • cable railway — cable .railway n a railway on which vehicles are pulled up steep slopes by a moving ↑cable …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cable railway — noun count a railroad fixed to a cable by which it is pulled up a mountain …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cable railway — A cable railway (also known as an incline or inclined plane) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope to haul trains. IntroductionCable railways are typically built where the gradient of the route is so steep that a conventional rail …   Wikipedia

  • cable railway — noun a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars • Syn: ↑funicular, ↑funicular railway • Derivationally related forms: ↑funicular (for: ↑funicular) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cable railway — Railroad Rail road (r[=a]l r[=o]d ), Railway Rail way (r[=a]l w[=a] ), n. 1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cable railway — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cable railway : singular cable railway plural cable railways a railway attached to a cable by which it is pulled up a mountain …   English dictionary

  • cable railway — railway that runs on cables and that is suspended upon the cables …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cable railway — /keɪbəl ˈreɪlweɪ/ (say kaybuhl raylway) noun 1. a funicular railway. 2. a railway on which the cars are hauled by a moving cable …  

  • cable railway — a railway on which the cars are pulled by a moving cable under the roadway. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • cable railway — noun a railway along which carriages are drawn by a continuous cable …   English new terms dictionary

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