Definition of ropeway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊpweɪ/


A transport system for materials or people, used especially in mines or mountainous areas, in which carriers are suspended from moving cables powered by a motor.
Example sentences
  • The authorities could even think of introducing modern systems such as ropeways to transport goods and thereby avoid the pack-donkey service, which has been a major problem at Sabarimala.
  • Mysterious Lagoon is now a commercial dive site, with an aerial ropeway for transporting dive-gear to and from the chasm, a stepped walkway for access and a platform at the water's edge.
  • The mules have the additional benefit of offering a green solution, leaving the landscape unscarred by gouging truck tyres or the ropeways that are used to transport construction material.

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