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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tramway, tram, aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropewaynoun

    a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

  2. tramline, tramway, streetcar tracknoun

    the track on which trams or streetcars run


  1. tramwaynoun

    the track on which a tram (streetcar) runs

  2. tramwaynoun

    the system of cables that supports a cable car


  1. tramway

    A tramway is a system of public transportation that uses electric-powered trams, also known as a streetcar or trolley, running along rails incorporated into city streets or separate tracks. The service can be for transporting passengers within a city or between towns. The term tramway can also refer to the track itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tramwaynoun

    same as Tramroad

  2. Tramwaynoun

    a railway laid in the streets of a town or city, on which cars for passengers or for freight are drawn by horses; a horse railroad

Etymology and Origins

  1. Tramway

    An abbreviation of “Outram way,” after Benjamin Outram of Derbyshire, who was the first to place his sleepers end to end the whole length of the rails, instead of crosswise, as on our railways. Long before this, however, the word “Tram” had been applied to a coal waggon or truck in the colliery districts, while the rails on which a vehicle ran bore the name of a “Tramroad.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tramway in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tramway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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