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téléphérique

Line breaks: télé|phé¦rique
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛlɪfɛˈriːk
 
, telefeʁik/
(also teleferic)

Definition of téléphérique in English:

noun

1A cableway.
Example sentences
  • A highlight was to take the teleferic down to the beach, which is within walking distance of my hotel.
  • The teleferic is most often the predatory of the funicular, but without its charm and attraction.
  • There are huts and téléphériques everywhere.
1.1A mountain cable car.
Example sentences
  • If they decide to take a break from the slopes, they can take a trans-glacial ride on the world's highest telepherique, a cable car which stops en route at skiing and hiking destinations.
  • That said, I personally would prefer to see far fewer huts, telepheriques, and associated clutter which impact on the mountain environment and can erode the overall experience.
  • There is a staggering number of telepheriques, allowing average folk to gain much elevation without humping loads for hours to get to the alpine terrain pretty much anywhere in the range.

Origin

French.

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