tramline

[tram-lahyn]
Also tramway.

Origin of tramline

First recorded in 1885–90; tram1 + line1
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Examples from the Web for tramline

Historical Examples of tramline

  • It was a wonder that there was not a tramline in such an important thoroughfare.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • The storm had struck the overhead wire of the tramline, and one of the great supports had fallen.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster

  • Of course if they ran a tramline along the North Circular from the cattlemarket to the quays value would go up like a shot.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce


British Dictionary definitions for tramline

tramline

noun
  1. Also called: tramway (often plural) the tracks on which a tram runs
  2. the route taken by a tram
  3. (often plural) the outer markings along the sides of a tennis or badminton court
  4. (plural) a set of guiding principles
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