Definition of tram
1 : any of various vehicles: such asa : a carrier that travels on an overhead cable or railsb chiefly British : streetcarc : a boxlike wagon running on rails (as in a mine)
2 trams plural, chiefly British : a streetcar line
Examples of tram in a Sentence
Take the tram to the departure terminal.
Recent Examples of tram from the Web
Siemens makes the ICE high-speed train as well as diesel and electric locomotives, city trams and signaling equipment.
The crew heads to Oslo, Norway, complete with establishing shots of fjords, the National Theater, the Scandic hotel, the trams, etc.
As any visitor to the Finnish capital can attest, Helsinki’s trams, subways, and buses are attractive, well maintained, efficient, and nearly always on time.
Named for the trail, train, trolley and aerial tram rides along the way, the loop runs from the Oregon Zoo to downtown Portland, down to OHSU and up the Marquam Trail to Council Crest.
Climb aboard the African tram and be transported to exotic destinations, including Africa, Thailand, India, the Pacific Islands and Mexico.
Solar power is also expected to be used soon for the tram network in Melbourne, Australia, and the subway in Delhi, India.
Amidst a crumbling subway station, onlookers were terrified as the tram shook violently while a gas tanker crashed down, erupting in flames.
Hong Kong has a world-class mass-transit system, and a passenger can cross Hong Kong Island for $1.30 on the subway, or — with a little patience — 30 cents by tram.
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Origin and Etymology of tram
English dialect, shaft of a wheelbarrow, probably from Low German traam, literally, beam
First Known Use: circa 1517See Words from the same year
Definition of tram
: to haul in a tram or over a tramway
First Known Use of tram
TRAM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tram for English Language Learners
: a vehicle that runs on a track or on rails and that is usually used to carry groups of people for a short distance
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