- 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 railway, aerial tramway, 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.
Origin of tramway
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Historical Examples of tramway
He broke down, however, ignominiously in his attempts with the tramway fish-horns.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
From Nice to Cannes, the tramway is inland from the railway.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
There was a tramway along the passage, for small wagons or cars to run on.Taking Tales
It drew on a tramway a load of ten tons at the rate of five miles an hour.The Iron Horse
Like most dumps, it was at the end of the tramway and none too healthy a spot.Q.6.a and Other places
- 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