cable car - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cable car”

See all translations

cable car

noun [C]  us   /ˈkeɪ·bəl ˌkɑr/
a vehicle that is attached to a cable which pulls it up steep slopes
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…
(Definition of cable car from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cable car?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cable car” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More