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 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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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