Also called tram·car [tram-kahr]. /ˈtræmˌkɑr/. a truck or car on rails for carrying loads in a mine.
the vehicle or cage of an overhead carrier.
to convey or travel by tram.
- tramless, adjective
Other definitions for tram (2 of 3)
Machinery. to adjust (something) correctly.
Other definitions for tram (3 of 3)
silk that has been slightly or loosely twisted, used weftwise in weaving silk fabrics.
- Compare organzine.
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How to use tram in a sentence
An alternative option is to leave the road itself alone, and instead string charging wires above the road that can charge trucks in much the same way urban trams are powered.Magnetizable Concrete in Roads Could Charge Electric Cars While You Drive | Edd Gent | August 9, 2021 | Singularity Hub
This is a moderate backpacking trip, but can easily be done solo—park at the Leigh Lake Trailhead and take the tram to start at the Granite Canyon trailhead.
That’s more of a sort of wireless tram, though, to be fair, compared to what’s being proposed in Indiana.Indiana wants magnetic highways that wirelessly charge electric vehicles | Purbita Saha | July 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
Be sure to book your tram ticket early if you want to soar to the top of Gateway Arch—they sell out quickly on weekends and during summer months.
The resort is also considering a new boot-pack route to offer skiers and riders a way to climb Lone Peak from the top of Dakota lift, bypassing the tram.
Eva and Adele, the Art Couple, were on my tram, both in high-collared baby-pink dresses.
By day you'll be coerced to hike "the Peak" (I like the tram, thank you) for a quiet view of Kowloon.
Luckily, public transport (the tram) is brilliantly efficient, cost-effective, and blissfully above ground.
tram cars often ran along the middle of the street, with barely room for a vehicle to pass on either side.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
tram cars were numerous and children played everywherePg 140 with utter unconcern for the vehicles which crowded the streets.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
In London, for instance, certain tramway companies double the tram-fares on Sundays.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
She walked to Merrion Gates along the tram line about four miles, when she was stopped by sentries.The Sinn Fein rebellion As I Saw It. | Mrs. Hamilton Norway
How often I would watch some tram-car, some string of barges go from me slowly out of sight.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for tram (1 of 3)
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 wire: US and Canadian names: streetcar, trolley car
a small vehicle on rails for carrying loads in a mine; tub
- tramless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for tram (2 of 3)
machinery a fine adjustment that ensures correct function or alignment
(tr) to adjust (a mechanism) to a fine degree of accuracy
British Dictionary definitions for tram (3 of 3)
(in weaving) a weft yarn of two or more twisted strands of silk
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