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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [key-buh l-wey]
    • /ˈkeɪ bəlˌweɪ/
    • /kˈeɪbəlwˌeɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key-buh l-wey]
    • /ˈkeɪ bəlˌweɪ/

Definitions of cableway word

  • noun cableway a system for moving people or bulk materials in which suspended cars, buckets, etc, run on cables that extend between terminal towers 3
  • noun cableway a system for hoisting and hauling bulk materials, consisting of a cable or pair of cables suspended between two towers, on which travels a carriage from which a bucket is suspended: used in heavy construction work, in storage plants, etc. 1
  • noun cableway A transportation system in which goods are carried suspended from a continuous moving cable. 1
  • noun cableway A system of suspended cables from which cable cars are hung. 0

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Origin of cableway

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900; cable + way1

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Parts of speech for Cableway


cableway popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

cableway usage trend in Literature

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