Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small traveling car, usually driven by electricity, suspended from or moving on an overhead rail or cable.
  • n. A transportation system using telphers.
  • transitive v. To transport by telpher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An electric-run cable car used for transportation, along overhead wires.
  • n. A system of transportation using telphers.
  • v. To transport with a telpher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity.
  • n. Specif., the equipment or apparatus used in a system of electric transportation by means of carriages which are suspended on an overhead conductor, as of wire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The motor employed in hauling the carriers of a telpherage system.
  • Of or relating to a system of telpherage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the conveyances (or cars) in a telpherage

Etymologies

Alteration of telepher : tele- + Greek pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Neat sites, John! I know people who've turned their tokens into jewelry. Can't do that with a metro card. (Well, you could, but it wouldn't be quite the same.)

    February 9, 2008

  • Reminds me of the best part of the New York City subway system, the Roosevelt Island Tram. Until a few years ago it was the last part of the system that still used subway tokens.

    February 9, 2008

  • A small traveling car, usually driven by electricity, suspended from or moving on an overhead rail or cable; or a transportation system using telphers.

    February 9, 2008