Definitions for tramtræm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tramtræm(n.; v.)trammed, tram•ming.
(n.)Brit. a streetcar.
Category: Transportation, British
a truck or car on rails for carrying loads in a mine.
Category: Transportation, Mining
the vehicle or cage of an overhead carrier.
(v.i.)to convey or travel by tram.
Origin of tram:
1820–30; orig., shafts of a barrow or cart, rails for carts (in mines); perh. < MD trame beam
silk that has been slightly or loosely twisted, used as filling in weaving silk fabrics.
Origin of tram:
1670–80; < F trame weft, alter. of OF traime (after tramer to weave) < L trāma warp
tramway, tram, aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway(noun)
a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine
"a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine"
streetcar, tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car(verb)
a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
travel by tram
A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road.
A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
To transport (material) by tram.
A silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods.
a four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore
the shaft of a cart
one of the rails of a tramway
a car on a horse railroad
a silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods
A tram is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on separate rights of way. Trams powered by electricity, which were the most common type historically, were once called electric street railways. Trams also included horsecar railways which were widely used in urban areas before electrification. Trams may also run between cities and/or towns, and/or partially grade separated even in the cities. Trams very occasionally also carry freight. Tram vehicles are usually lighter and shorter than conventional trains and rapid transit trains. However, the differences between these modes of public transportation are often indistinct. Some trams may also run on ordinary railway tracks, a tramway may be upgraded to a light rail or a rapid transit line, two urban tramways may be united to an interurban, etc. Most trams today use electrical power, usually fed by an overhead pantograph; in some cases by a sliding shoe on a third rail or trolley pole. If necessary, they may have several power systems. Another power source is diesel oil; a few trams use electricity in urban streets, and diesel in more rural environments. Steam, petrol, gas and draft animals have historically been used as power sources. Horse and mule driven trams do still occur, mostly for the tourist trade. Certain types of cable car are also known as trams.
Translations for tram
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
American; ˈstreetcar ) a long car running on rails and usually driven by electric power, for carrying passengers especially along the streets of a town.
- تْرام، عَربَة تْرامArabic
- bondePortuguese (BR)
- die StraßenbahnGerman
- električni tramvajCroatian
- 시간 전차Korean
- trikk, sporvognNorwegian
- د بار وړلو وسيلهPashto
- carro eléctricoPortuguese
- 有軌電車Chinese (Trad.)
- ٹرام، ايک قسم کي گاڑيUrdu
- xe chạy bằng điệnVietnamese
- 有轨电车Chinese (Simp.)
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