an electrically driven car suspended from and run on overhead cables
Origin of telpherfrom tel(e)- + Classical Greek pherein, to bear
- A small traveling car, usually driven by electricity, suspended from or moving on an overhead rail or cable.
- A transportation system using telphers.
transitive verbtel·phered, tel·pher·ing, tel·phers
To transport by telpher.
Origin of telpherAlteration of telepher tele- Greek pherein to carry ; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present telphers, present participle telphering, simple past and past participle telphered)
- To transport with a telpher.