overhead cableway

overhead cableway

[′ō·vər‚hed ′kā·bəl‚wā]
(mining engineering)
A type of equipment for the removal of soil or rock, consisting of a strong overhead cable which is usually attached to towers at either end, and on which a car or traveler may run back and forth; from this car a pan or bucket may be lowered to the surface, then raised and locked to the car and transported to any position on the cable where it is desired to dump.
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An 80ft steel mast was demolished and an overhead cableway wrecked.
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