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Definition of "tramway" [tram•way]

  • A track or way for trams, as in a mine. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A streetcar line. (noun)
  • A cable or system of cables for a cable car. (noun)

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 "tramway" in a sentence
  • "I sat back down defiantly, picked up my blue pencil, and circled the word tramway."
  • "An elevated tramway is built from the town to Victoria Gap, 1,100 feet above the sea."
  • "Beyond the tramway was a grove of yellow-looking firs; beyond the grove a range of white houses with blue roofs, occupied, I suppose, by miners and their families; and beyond these"