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Definition of the noun aerial tramway

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  1. a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers


Aerial tramway: An aerial tramway, cable car, ropeway or aerial tram is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides propulsion. With this form of lift, the grip of an aerial tramway cabin is fixed onto the propulsion rope and cannot be decoupled from it during operations.

  • also known as 索道

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aerial tramway

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Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

aerial tramway American term for an aerial ropeway. aerobic [sewage] Description of any treatment or activity that needs ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

First commuter aerial tramway in the United States. Spanning the East River, the tram connects Roosevelt Island with Manhattan, landing at 59th Street and Second Avenue. Built in 1976, it was meant as a temporary solution while a subway ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

aerial tramway (1) American Public Transit Association. An electric system of aerial cables with suspended unpowered passenger vehicles. The vehicles ...


An aerial tramway is free from surface traffic, so that the underlying ground may be used for other purposes. Tramways are not affected by the elements, such as snow, sleet, rain or frost and may be operated irrespective of the weather.

Google previewSupply Chain and Transportation Dictionary (2012)

by Joseph L. Cavinato

AERIAL TRAMWAY Urban transportation system, typically light rail, that is elevated in order to separate its movement from street traffic. AERONAUTICAL RADIO, INC. A non-profit radio communications facility owned by the certified route air ...

Google previewThe American Home Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge (1908)

by Marshall Everett

As the two vessels cannot make fast to each other on the high seas a system of aerial tramway has been used to convey the coal in bags or buckets from one ship to the other. This is accomplished by means of immense towing lines from stern ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Prevention PSAR Preliminary Safety Analysis Report PSAT Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test(ing) psb please send a boat; public service band (radio) PSB Paradox Salt Basin; Psychological Strategy Board; ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Library Histories (2016)

by David H. Stam

The stone was carried by barge to Point Grey and transported over land by a temporary aerial tramway and light rail system. During construction, two stone figures, labeled FUNDA and EVOL, were placed over the doorway, representing the ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

aerial tramway or aerial cableway see tramway. aerial triangulation see phototriangulation. aeriferOUS | ar if'a ...

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Small photo of AOSTA VALLEY, ITALY - AUGUST 06, 2015: High_dynamic_range (HDR) The new SkyWay aerial tramway links the city of Courmayeur with Pointe Helbronner on the top of Mont Blanc massifSmall photo of Aerial tramway from San Marino to Monte Titano. Most Serene Republic of San Marino is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on Italian Peninsula on northeastern Apennine Mountains.Small photo of Jesus Christ statue at the base of the Teide aerial tramway (Tenerife - Spain)Small photo of FRANCONIA, NH - SEP 27: Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway at Franconia Notch State Park in White Mountains, New Hampshire, on Sep 27, 2014. It was the first passenger aerial tramway in North America.Small photo of MASADA ISRAEL 04 11 16: Cablecar at the ancient fortress of Masada. Its bottom station is 257 m below and its summit is 33 metres above sea level making it the lowest aerial tramway in the world.Small photo of AOSTA VALLEY, ITALY - AUGUST 06, 2015: High dynamic range (HDR) The new SkyWay aerial tramway links the city of Courmayeur with Pointe Helbronner on the top of Mont Blanc massifSmall photo of Tower Jaume I, part of the Port Vell Aerial Tramway in Barcelona, Spain. More...

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