- to convey or travel by tram.
Origin of tram1
- Machinery. to adjust (something) correctly.
Origin of tram2
- silk that has been slightly or loosely twisted, used weftwise in weaving silk fabrics.
Origin of tram3
Examples from the Web for tram
Eva and Adele, the Art Couple, were on my tram, both in high-collared baby-pink dresses.Live From Art Basel
June 17, 2010
By day you'll be coerced to hike "the Peak" (I like the tram, thank you) for a quiet view of Kowloon.Gal With a Suitcase
January 16, 2010
Luckily, public transport (the tram) is brilliantly efficient, cost-effective, and blissfully above ground.The Breathtaking Mosques of Istanbul
January 9, 2010
She waved her hand to him as the tram drove off, and he waved his in reply.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
There was the tram line, if m'sieur did not care to take a fiacre.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
I'll get it before we start home and I can be reading it over all the time on the tram.Alice Adams
Afterwards I took the tram to Posilipo and came home by boat.
The tram was already gliding away at some distance down the road.
- Also called: tramcar an electrically driven public transport vehicle that runs on rails let into the surface of the road, power usually being taken from an overhead wireUS and Canadian names: streetcar, trolley car
- a small vehicle on rails for carrying loads in a mine; tub
- machinery a fine adjustment that ensures correct function or alignment
- (tr) to adjust (a mechanism) to a fine degree of accuracy
- (in weaving) a weft yarn of two or more twisted strands of silk
Word Origin and History for tram
c.1500, "beam or shaft of a barrow or sledge," also "a barrow or truck body" (1510s), Scottish, originally in reference to the iron trucks used in coal mines, probably from Middle Flemish tram "beam, handle of a barrow, bar, rung," a North Sea Germanic word of unknown origin. The sense of "track for a barrow, tramway" is first recorded 1826; that of "streetcar" is first recorded 1860. Tram-car is attested from 1873.