tram·​car ˈtram-ˌkär How to pronounce tramcar (audio)
chiefly British : streetcar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t miss the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway — the world’s largest rotating tramcar — for a white-knuckle ride with knockout views. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 19 May 2022 Colleen Elvidge, one of the passengers trapped inside the tramcar, posted photos on Facebook showing people huddled and covered in blankets while waiting to be rescued. Melissa Alonso, CNN, 1 Jan. 2022 An official from the Mangyongdae District emergency anti-epidemic headquarters disinfects a tramcar to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, at the Songsan Tram Station in Pyongyang on February 26, 2020. Will Ripley, CNN, 28 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tramcar was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Tramcar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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