cable tramway

Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for cable tramway

a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

References in periodicals archive ?
Hallidie's 1901 cable tramway at Wawawai was one of the last of that design produced.
The Great Orme Cable Tramway, thought to be one of just three surviving cable-operated street tramways in the world, is a good old-fashioned way to travel and allows for a more sedate ascent to the summit.
Also on this day: 1660: On his 30th birthdayCharles II entered London to be restored as King of England; 1848: Wisconsin became the 38th state of the union; 1879: Britain enjoyed the first Bank Holiday; 1884: The first steam cable tramway began operating in London; 1914: The Empress of Ireland, a Canadian Pacific liner, was wrecked in the St Lawrence River.