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tram
American English: /træm/
British English: /tram/

Translation of tram in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1
    (British English) (Transport)
    Example sentences
    • Towns and cities considering tram schemes yesterday attacked Government indecision and demanded clear guidelines on what Ministers were prepared to pay for.
    • She pointed out that at present it takes only 20 minutes to get to Manchester by train from Rochdale, but would take longer by tram.
    • But we're also seeing lots more shoppers using the bus, tram and train as a convenient and welcome way of coming into our town.
    1.2 (in mine)
    Example sentences
    • Paddy who was a former miner was delighted with the birthday cake, in the shape of an old tram full of coal.
    • We were then issued rubber boots and hard hats and were taken several thousand feet into the mine, where we got off the tram to look at one of the orebodies.
    • The tram was built to carry coal from the immediately adjacent coal mine to a row of beehive coking ovens and thence to the smelter furnaces.

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