- any large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, of Old World tropical regions, having a foxlike head.
- Australian. an aerial conveyor belt or suspended carrier operating on cables, often used to convey ore, dirt, or the like, over rivers and gorges in mining or construction operations.
- any large fruit bat, esp any of the genus Pteropus of tropical Africa and Asia: family Pteropodidae
- Australian and NZ a cable mechanism used for transportation across a river, gorge, etc
- a cable mechanism ridden for fun at an adventure playground, etc