- to convey or travel by tram.
Origin of tram1
- Machinery. to adjust (something) correctly.
Origin of tram2
Examples from the Web for tramming
Then, at last, Dorine realized that she was not fit to be seen, after trotting and tramming the whole afternoon in the rain.Small Souls
- 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 tramming
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.