Definition of Tramway

1. Noun. A conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers.

Exact synonyms: Aerial Tramway, Cable Tramway, Ropeway, Tram
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transport



2. Noun. The track on which trams or streetcars run.
Exact synonyms: Streetcar Track, Tramline
Terms within: Rail, Rails, Runway, Track
Generic synonyms: Track

Definition of Tramway

1. n. Same as Tramroad.

2. n. A street railway or interurban railway for local traffic, on which cable cars, or trolley cars, etc., are used, in distinction from an extended railway line for trains drawn by steam or electric locomotives.

Definition of Tramway

1. Noun. the track on which a tram (streetcar) runs ¹

2. Noun. the system of cables that supports a cable car ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tramway

1. a tramline [n -WAYS] - See also: tramline

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tramway

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tramway (current term)
tramways
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trance
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trance music
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Literary usage of Tramway

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"According to the official returns of tramways and light railways for the year 1905-1906, there were 312 tramway undertakings in the United Kingdom, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"During the month of October, 1899, the defendant, being anxious to construct its track through and across plaintiff's said tramway, solemnly covenanted and ..."

3. The Digest of English Case Law: Containing the Reported Decisions of the by John Mews (1898)
"Running Powers over Line of other Company— tramway in Defective Condition—Trespass The defendants were a company authorised by act of parliament to run ..."

4. Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"We may also take the train to Rueil, and thence proceed by tramway in ... Besides the tramway-stations mentioned below, there are 24 other points at which ..."

5. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1902)
"This tramway took about £28000 worth of ore to market, and enabled the company to open up their mine in a systematic manner, which thoroughly demonstrated ..."

6. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1897)
"C. JACQUIN—THE ELECTRIC tramway FROM "LA PLACE DE " LA ... In this tramway system, the conducting rail, from which current is collected by means of shoes ..."

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