Telpher
Telpher Tel"pher, n. [Gr. ? far, far off + fe`rein to bear.] 1. (Elec.) A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity. --Fleeming Jenkin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Elec.) 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Telpher line}, or {Telpher road}, an electric line or road over which vehicles for carrying loads are moved by electric engines actuated by a current conveyed by the line. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • telpher — [tel′fər] n. [< TEL(E) + Gr pherein, to BEAR1] an electrically driven car suspended from and run on overhead cables …   English World dictionary

  • telpher — 1. noun a) An electric run cable car used for transportation, along overhead wires. b) A system of transportation using telphers. 2. verb To transport with a telpher …   Wiktionary

  • telpher —   n. electrically propelled light car on overhead cable.    ♦ telpherage, n. transportation by telpher …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • telpher — /tel feuhr/, n. 1. Also, teleferic. a traveling unit, car, or carrier in a telpherage. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a system of telpherage. v.t. 3. to transport by means of a telpherage. Also, telfer. [1880 85; alter. of telephore. See TELE 1,… …   Universalium

  • telpher — tel·pher …   English syllables

  • telpher — tel•pher [[t]ˈtɛl fər[/t]] n. 1) trs a traveling unit, car, or carrier in a telpherage 2) trs to transport by means of a telpherage • Etymology: 1880–85; alter. of telephore. See tele I, phore …   From formal English to slang

  • telpher — /ˈtɛlfə/ (say telfuh) noun 1. a travelling unit, car, or carrier in a telpherage. 2. → telpherage. –adjective 3. of or relating to a system of telpherage. –verb (t) 4. to transport by means of a telpherage. Also, telfer. {variant of telephore,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • telpher — n. a system for transporting goods etc. by electrically driven trucks or cable cars. Derivatives: telpherage n. Etymology: TELE + PHORE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Telpher line — Telpher Tel pher, n. [Gr. ? far, far off + fe rein to bear.] 1. (Elec.) A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity. Fleeming Jenkin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Elec.) Specif., the equipment or apparatus used in a system …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telpher road — Telpher Tel pher, n. [Gr. ? far, far off + fe rein to bear.] 1. (Elec.) A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity. Fleeming Jenkin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Elec.) Specif., the equipment or apparatus used in a system …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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