Definition of tramway in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtramweɪ/


1British A set of rails which forms the route for a tram.
Example sentences
  • But then again, I know that at Weymouth (and half a hundred other places for all I know) there is a tramway which took heavy rail vehicles, i.e. trains.
  • The ruling effectively means any council operating a tramway where rails protrude one-fifth of an inch above road level pose a danger to drivers.
  • The newly-constructed tramway route was opened to the public this morning and a ten minutes service will be maintained during the day.
1.1A tram system.
Example sentences
  • In 1911, the York Corporation agreed to widen Goodramgate to make way for the electric tramway.
  • Pipelines, aerial tramways, hovercraft, and other means of transport supplement the principal modes.
  • The tramway was built in the early 1900s, despite opposition to plans for it.
2 historical another term for tram road.
Example sentences
  • The pits of the north-east used steam engines to pump out water, to pull coal up the shaft, and eventually to replace horses on colliery tramways connecting pits to the river Tyne.
  • This service was necessary because the one ton buckets on the cable tramway from the mine to the concentrator didn't have the capacity to keep the concentrator supplied with iron ore.

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