a crude railroad of wooden rails or of wooden rails capped with metal treads.
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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How to use tramway in a sentence
One of the cyclists, evidently to show his dexterity, undertook to cut around us by running across the tramway tracks.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
In London, for instance, certain tramway companies double the tram-fares on Sundays.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
Each parish had to grant permission for any tramway that was to invade its ancient and sacred precincts.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
We soon took up the problem of laying the tramway up Ludgate Hill, where the street is exceedingly narrow.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands | George Francis Train
The Place de l'Alma was a gaping hole, tramway tracks and pavements falling into the new subway station.Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for tramway
another name for tramline (def. 1)
a public transportation system using trams
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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