Meaning of cable car in English:

cable car


Translate cable car into Spanish


  • 1A transport system, typically one travelling up and down a mountain, in which cabins are suspended on a continuous moving cable driven by a motor at one end of the route.

    ‘He was the first on site, so later, when the tourists arrived in their bus, they were lucky enough to take the first cable car up the mountain.’
    • ‘It was hot and after wandering around we took the cable car up the mountain for marvellous views and I climbed to the top for even better views.’
    • ‘After descending Table Mountain in the revolving cable car, we then drove to nearby Signal Hill.’
    • ‘She spoke of her experience of travelling to Table Mountain by cable car.’
    • ‘Dick took his bicycle and rode the cable car up the mountain.’
    • ‘From just behind the finish line here, a cable car transports tourists effortlessly and smoothly 3,000 feet up to the neighbouring summit of Pic du Midi.’
    • ‘Occasionally you may be the one in motion - trying to shoot pictures from a moving cable car, for example.’
    • ‘He invited experts from Germany to help with the electric fencing - then almost unknown in Korea - and erected a mini cable-car to transport hay from the higher slopes to the sheds below.’
    • ‘Before night fell, we rode the cable-car up the mountain to Huiji Temple.’
    • ‘Another day should be set aside to take a cable-car up the highest mountain on Spanish territory.’
    • ‘We've booked a couple of trips so far - one to go up a mountain by cable car (I get vertigo) tomorrow and the other to go out to sea (I hate boat trips) on Friday.’
    • ‘The key, incongruously, is a postcard of a mountain cable-car that he sent home from Zillertal in the Swiss Tyrol where he was taking part in a weight-lifting event at the age of 19.’
    • ‘Travelling in a cable car, up mount Gondola, is a thrilling experience.’
    • ‘The highest summer ski area in the Alps, in the folds of these mountains, can be reached via the highest cable car in Europe, from Zermatt.’
    • ‘On this one particular day, we went up the cable car to the top of the mountain.’
    • ‘Wednesday we took two tram lines north and west to the mountain that overlooks the city, and then the cable-car to the summit.’
    • ‘The village is 20 minutes from Chamonix and the cable-car to the top of the Aiguille du Midi mountain.’
    • ‘To get a bird's-eye view, I hopped aboard the teleférico, the hanging cable car that runs between the city's two mountains.’
    • ‘Ski and snowboard hire shops, along with locker rooms and a cable car to whisk you onto the mountain are actually located in the station - a world first.’
    • ‘It was not crowded at that time, and the cable car that made its way up the side of the mountain held only two passengers that day.’
    1. 1.1A cabin on a cable-car system.
      ‘It's that feeling you get when you climb out of a cable car at the top of a mountain, click into your bindings and point yourself downhill.’
      • ‘This combined with altitude sickness caused to me to vomit in the cable car, right at the top of the mountain as we were going down.’
  • 2A carriage on a cable railway.

    ‘Failing to find any gin joints or speakeasies but finally getting on the right track, I hopped on the cable car at Market & Powell and rode to the end of the line: Fisherman's Wharf.’
    • ‘Go and have your obligatory seafood chowder (in a sourdough bread bowl, of course), but jump on a cable car for a more scenic view of San Francisco's neighborhoods.’
    • ‘They got onto the cable car that went to Taylor & Bay and then walked from there to Fisherman's Warf.’
    • ‘They should also take a trip in a cable car; check out Chinatown and have a drink in the Top of the bar on Nob Hill.’
    • ‘We were walking up California Street and there was a cable car every minute or so.’
    • ‘When he returned home from a tour at Clark Air Base, Philippines, he was on a San Francisco cable car and people spit on him three times because he was in uniform.’
    • ‘For decades visitors have chugged up Nob Hill on the California Street cable car to this 91-year-old hotel.’
    • ‘I took the Hyde Street cable car back to the crest of Russian Hill.’