Definition of "tram" [tram]

  • Chiefly British A streetcar. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A streetcar line. (noun)
  • A cable car, especially one suspended from an overhead cable. (noun)
  • A four-wheeled, open, box-shaped wagon or iron car run on tracks in a coal mine. (noun)
  • To move or convey in a tram. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tram" in a sentence
  • "Sawmills had what they called tram roads, which runned manybe five or six miles down through the woods."
  • "Note to anyone thinking about doing this hike: The tram is closed on Sundays."
  • "A better description of the tram is one of the several irons around the ankle of OHSU that prevents it from escaping the red."