Monday, January 23, 2017

Word of the day: jig-back

The word of the day is jig-back:

  1. an inclined cable tramway with two cars that are connected in such a way that as one goes up the other comes down.


"The tram worked on a double jig-back system, with one car headed down the mountain while the second climbed up; hung on twenty-seven miles of interlocking cable strung out between five massive towers bolted into the mountainside."

 - Lori Lansens, The Mountain Story

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