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  1. (in a mine) a small railroad for trams.
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Origin of tramroad

First recorded in 1785–95; tram1 + road
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Examples from the Web for tramroad

Historical Examples of tramroad

  • The adoption of a tramroad, it is true, had tended to facilitate their transit.

    Lives of the Engineers

    Samuel Smiles

  • A tramroad or railroad, then; there was no other alternative.

  • There being no accommodations for passengers, the party walked the tramroad; at the terminus they unloaded and stayed all night.

    Blazing The Way

    Emily Inez Denny

  • He built a third, and ran it on the tramroad that passed by old Bob Stephenson's cottage door.

  • Business men put their heads together, and began earnestly to talk of a tramroad.