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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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ترامواي: قُضْبان الترام
tramvajová síť
električková sieť
tramvay hattı


[ˈtræmweɪ] N (Brit) → tranvía m
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[ˈtræmweɪ] ntramway m
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[ˈtræmweɪ] n (Brit) → tranvia
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(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.
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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?" It may have been his extreme good-nature, the serious, unsmiling good-nature of a fat, swarthy man with coal-black moustache and steady eyes; but he might have been a bit of a diplomatist, too.
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.
Rabat A car driver rammed this morning, September 3, into a tramway wagon near Ain Sebaa prefecture, in Casablanca, stated a release from RATP Dev, the company in charge of managing Casablanca tramways.
MARK Drakeford and Huw Thomas and other luminaries of the Labour regimes in the Senedd and Cardiff Bay appeared in stories linked to a tramtrain, railway or tramway they propose to build from Talbot Green to St Mellons via the city centre.
P lus de deux semaines apres le lancement de la 2e ligne de tramway, les Casablancais ne sont pas toujours rodes aux nouveaux changements.
A spokeswoman for the authority said: "The Saltburn Cliff Tramway is the oldest operating water-balance cliff lift in the United Kingdom having originally opened in 1884.
Discover the Haytor Granite Tramway and Haytor quarries, while enjoying Dartmoor.
There is also Stephen Lockwood's Huddersfield Tramways - The original municipal system from Middleton Press published in 2007 and Brian Hinchcliffe's Huddersfield in the Tramway Era dating from 1978.
A double-deck car in Alexandria's tramway fleet -- CC via Wikimedia Commons/Faris Knight The trams were set to be received in December 2017.
Des rames de tramway fabriqu[euro]u[c]es par Cital [euro]u Annaba int[euro]u[c]ressent les Tunisiens.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Nostalgic tramway, which was named as 'Stage for You' prepared by the Beyoy-lu Embellishment Foundation, this time took to road to condemn terror.