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English definition of “cable car”

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cable car

noun [C] uk   us  
a vehicle that hangs from and is moved by a cable and transports people up steep slopes US a vehicle on a cable railway
Translations of “cable car”
in Chinese (Traditional) 纜車,索車, (纜索鐵路上的)有軌纜車…
in Russian фуникулер…
in Turkish teleferik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缆车,索车, (缆索铁路上的)有轨缆车…
in Polish kolejka linowa…
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