telferage

telferage
noun
a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity
Syn: ↑telpherage
Hypernyms: ↑transportation system, ↑transportation, ↑transit
Part Meronyms: ↑telpher, ↑telfer

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noun

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telˈpherage, also telˈferage noun
1. Any system of automatic electric transport, a telpher
2. An electric ropeway or cableway system
3. Overhead traction in general
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Main Entry:telpher

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  • telferage — tel·fer·age …   English syllables

  • telfer — telferage, n. /tel feuhr/, n., adj., v.t. telpher. * * * …   Universalium

  • telfer — noun one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage • Syn: ↑telpher • Hypernyms: ↑conveyance, ↑transport • Part Holonyms: ↑telpherage, ↑telferage * * * variant of …   Useful english dictionary

  • telpherage — /tel feuhr ij/, n. a transportation system in which cars or other carriers are suspended from or run on wire cables or the like, esp. one operated by electricity. Also, telferage. [1880 85; TELPHER + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • telfer — /ˈtɛlfə/ (say telfuh) noun, adjective, verb (t) → telpher. –telferage, noun …  

  • telpherage — /ˈtɛlfərɪdʒ/ (say telfuhrij) noun a transport system in which cars or carriers are suspended from or run on wire cables or the like, especially one in which the cars are individually operated by electricity. Also, telferage …  

  • telpherage — noun a transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity • Syn: ↑telferage • Hypernyms: ↑transportation system, ↑transportation, ↑transit • Part Meronyms: ↑telpher, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • transportation system — noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods • Syn: ↑transportation, ↑transit • Derivationally related forms: ↑transit (for: ↑transit), ↑transport ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • tel|pher|age — «TEHL fuhr ihj», noun. 1. a transportation system using telphers supplied with electric current by the cable. 2. a similar system in which cars are pulled by an endless cable worked by a motor. Also, telferage …   Useful english dictionary

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