1. The conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of
electricity. --Fleeming Jenkin.
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.]