noun British.

a streetcar system.
a streetcar route or track.

Also tramway.

Origin of tramline

First recorded in 1885–90; tram1 + line1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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.


    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.


    James Joyce

British Dictionary definitions for tramline



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