Tel"pher (?), n. [Gr. &?; far, far off + &?; to bear.] (Elec.)

A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity. Fleeming Jenkin.

Telpher line, or Telpher road, an electric line or road over which vehicles for carrying loads are moved by electric engines actuated by a current conveyed by the line.

 

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Tel"pher (?), n. (Elec.)

Specif., the equipment or apparatus used in a system of electric transportation by means of carriages which are suspended on an overhead conductor, as of wire.

 

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