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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 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 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 previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

Aerial tramway An aerial tramway consists of an electrically powered system of cables that carry suspended, powerless vehicles. While the most common use of aerial tramways can be seen at ski resorts as gondolas or in a mountainous area ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1920)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

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 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 ...

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