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Cable car   /kˈeɪbəl kɑr/   Listen
Cable car

A conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway.  Synonym: car.

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"Cable car" Quotes from Famous Books

... this herbage to pasture a cow or two. At the end of four blocks, the pavers had given it up and the last stage to the summit was a winding path. On the very top, a colony of artists lived in little villas of houses whose windows got the whole panorama of the bay. Luckily for these people, a cable car scaled the hill on the other side, so that it was not much ...
— The City That Was - A Requiem of Old San Francisco • Will Irwin

... of him. Bat stood sleepily at attention on the other side of the desk with his hat in his hand. It was a sweltering July afternoon in Smelter City, the air athrob with the derricks and the trucks and the cranes and the pulleys and the steam hoists and the cable car tramway run up and down the face of Coal Hill by natural gravitation. The light was dusky yellow from the smelter smoke; and loafers round the transcontinental railroad station across the street chose the shady side of the building, where they sat swinging their legs from the platform and ...
— The Freebooters of the Wilderness • Agnes C. Laut

Words linked to "Cable car" :   cable railway, compartment, funicular railway, funicular

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