Tel"pher(?), n. [Gr. far, far off + fe`rein to bear.] 1. (Elec.) A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity. Fleeming Jenkin.
(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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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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