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English definition of “cable car”

cable car

noun [C]    
a vehicle that hangs from and is moved by a cable and transports people up steep slopes Trains and parts of trainsRailways and railway lines US a vehicle on a cable railway Trains and parts of trainsRailways and railway lines
(Definition of cable car noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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