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'Telpherage'

Definition of 'telpherage'
From: WordNet
noun
A transportation system in which cars (telphers) are suspended from cables and operated on electricity [syn: telpherage, telferage]
Definition of 'Telpherage'
From: GCIDE
Telpherage \Tel"pher*age\, n.
1. The conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity. --Fleeming Jenkin. [1913 Webster]
2. (Elec.) Specif., electric transportation of goods by means of carriages suspended on overhead conductors, as of wire, the power being conveyed to the motor carriage by the wires on which it runs. Telpherage and telpher are sometimes applied to such systems in which the motive power is not electricity. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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