Definition of ropeway in US English:



  • A transportation system for materials or people, used especially in mines or mountainous areas, in which cars are suspended from moving cables driven by a motor.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The place could be approached from the mainland through a tunnel, by boat or by ropeway, said highly-placed sources.’
    • ‘Either way it's a splendid three hours of walking, so long as you're happy negotiating some mildly slippery slopes with the aid of a couple of stalwart ropeways.’
    • ‘In tandem, the tourism department is cranking up its plans to develop Nandi Hills by setting up entertainment for children and adults as well as a ropeway.’
    • ‘There was also an overhead ropeway with buckets carrying the ore from the shaft to the mill for crushing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Men could be taken across on a wire ropeway, but the heavy materials had to be transported by horses on a steep zig-zag track on the side of the canyon.’
    • ‘The spectacular journey delivers you across the spine of Japan by cable car, bus, trolleybus and ropeway.’
    • ‘The government has also put on offer the proposal for setting up a ropeway to the famous Hanuman temple at Jakhoo, the highest point, giving an aerial view of the hill town.’
    • ‘We have plans for three ropeways - from Gateway, Nehru Science Centre and Taraporewala Aquarium - criss-crossing the safari at the racecourse.’
    • ‘Bands, dancing and Gurkha storytelling will also feature, while the more energetic visitors can have a go at an Army climbing wall or aerial ropeway.’
    • ‘Men and material are transported between the two ships using a Jackstay Serial or a ropeway pulley system.’
    • ‘He said ropeways and golf courses could be developed at a number of places so that new tourist destinations could be set up.’
    • ‘With the aid of a ropeway, and after a strenuous climb in the cold, we finally stood on the observation point of Mount Myoken at a height of 1,333 metres.’
    • ‘Until the 1920s, an aerial ropeway took its output to the coke ovens at the Huncoat Colliery.’