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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.


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



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.
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
ترامواي: قُضْبان الترام
tramvajová síť
električková sieť
tramvay hattı


[ˈtræmweɪ] N (Brit) → tranvía m


[ˈtræmweɪ] ntramway m


[ˈtræmweɪ] n (Brit) → tranvia


(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.
The Rabat-Sal Tramway Company (STRS) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a loan agreement worth 40 million Euros to finance the extension of the Rabat-Sal tramway.
Pour un moyen de locomotion au trace bien defini, le tramway de Casablanca se voulait etre un transport sur.
La mise en service du tramway de Sidi-Bel-Abbes a suscite un engouement sans precedent de la part des citoyens.
AN investigation is being made into the cause of the fault which halted Saltburn's cliff tramway.
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.
Tramcar 245, a 70-seater streamliner, won the accolade months after it returned to service on Wirral's heritage tramway between Woodside Ferry and the Transport Museum at Taylor Street, Birkenhead.
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.
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).