taut-line cableway

taut-line cableway

[′tȯt ¦līn ′kā·bəl‚wā]
(mechanical engineering)
A cableway whose operation is limited to the distance between two towers, usually 3000 feet (914 meters) apart, has only one carrier, and the traction cable is reeved at the carrier so that loads can be raised and lowered; the towers can be mounted on trucks or crawlers, and the machine shifted across a wide area.