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tram·way

 (trăm′wā′)
n.
1. A track or way for trams, as in a mine.
2. Chiefly British A streetcar line.
3. A cable or system of cables for a cable car.

tramway

(ˈtræmˌweɪ)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) another name for tramline1
2. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a public transportation system using trams
b. the company owning or running such a system
3. (Railways) Also called (esp US): tramroad a small or temporary railway for moving freight along tracks, as in a quarry

tram•way

(ˈtræmˌweɪ)

n.
1. a crude railroad of wooden rails or of wooden rails capped with metal treads.
2. Also called tramline . Brit. a streetcar route, track, or system.
3. Also called ropeway. a system for carrying passengers and freight in vehicles operating along overhead cables; a telpherage.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tramway - a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towerstramway - a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
transport, conveyance - something that serves as a means of transportation
2.tramway - the track on which trams or streetcars runtramway - the track on which trams or streetcars run
rails, runway, rail, track - a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
track - a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
Translations
ترامواي: قُضْبان الترام
tramvajová síť
sporvej
villamosvonal
sporbraut
električková sieť
tramvay hattı

tramway

[ˈtræmweɪ] N (Brit) → tranvía m

tramway

[ˈtræmweɪ] ntramway m

tramway

[ˈtræmweɪ] n (Brit) → tranvia

tram

(trӕm) noun
(also ˈtramcar. American ˈstreetcar) a long car running on rails and usually driven by electric power, for carrying passengers especially along the streets of a town.
ˈtramway noun
a system of tracks for trams.
References in classic literature ?
I could remember the elated feeling and the soul-gripping cold of those tramway journeys taken into town to put what in diplomatic language is called pressure upon the good Hudig, with his warm fire, his armchair, his big cigar, and the never-failing suggestion in his good-natured voice: "I suppose in the end it is you they will appoint captain before the ship sails?
Baxter took me to his links, quite ten miles off, where in a maze of tramway lines, railroads, and nursery-maids, we skelped our divotted way round nine holes like barges plunging through head seas.
A la moindre averse, le tramway d'Alger s'arrete causant d'enormes desagrements a ses usagers.
THERE was no sign of Ben Stiller, but that didn't stop transport fans enjoying a Night at the Museum courtesy of Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway.
Construction Of Line 2 Of The Annaba Tramway Stretching 6.
Le groupe francais remporte le contrat de la 2 e ligne de Tramway Casablanca
COUNCIL officials have joined forces with police to remind drivers to take notice of warning signs around a tramway.
Alstom has launched at UTIP 2015 in Milan the Attractis, an innovative integrated tramway system for growing cities that is simpler to operate and cost-effective.
Such a tramway could, through branches, also serve a potential motorway car-parking site at Capel Llanilltern for traffic from the Swansea direction, as well as the large up-market village of Creigiau.
GAZyANTEP (CyHAN)- A total of 28 tramway vehicles, imported from Germany and France by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality were left to corrosion.
Dubai: Traffic has turned from bad to worse following the closure of five left turns and U-turns on roads running parallel with the tramway in Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).
Pedestrians crossing from undesignated places along the tramway will be fined Dh1,000, the Dubai Police announced on its Facebook page.