tramway

[ tram-wey ]
/ ˈtræmˌweɪ /

noun

a crude railroad of wooden rails or of wooden rails capped with metal treads.
British. tramline.
Mining. a track, usually elevated, or roadway for mine haulage.
Also called aerial tramway, aerial railway, cable tramway, ropeway . a system for hauling passengers and freight in vehicles suspended from a cable or cables supported by a series of towers, hangers, or the like: used over canyons, between mountain peaks, etc.

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Origin of tramway

First recorded in 1815–25; tram1 + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for tramway

tramway
/ (ˈtræmˌweɪ) /

noun

another name for tramline (def. 1)
British
  1. a public transportation system using trams
  2. the company owning or running such a system
Also called (esp US): tramroad a small or temporary railway for moving freight along tracks, as in a quarry
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