tramline

noun
tram·​line | \ ˈtram-ˌlīn How to pronounce tramline (audio) \

Definition of tramline

British
: a streetcar line

Examples of tramline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a child, Mancini, 56, lived in a tarpaper shack in No Cash, a nearby station for the mine's tramline, before his family moved to Keno. Author: Dan Levin, Alaska Dispatch News, "Faded Yukon gold rush town, population 20, mines its weirdness," 15 Oct. 2017 As a child, Mr. Mancini, 56, lived in a tarpaper shack in No Cash, a nearby station for the mine’s tramline, before his family moved to Keno. Dan Levin, New York Times, "Faded Yukon Gold Rush Town, Population 20, Mines Its Weirdness," 15 Oct. 2017 After Granollers hit a delightful shot around the net post and inside the tramlines in the third set, Djokovic clapped and walked to the net to high-five his opponent. Samuel Petrequin, chicagotribune.com, "Comfortable wins for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal in first round at French Open," 29 May 2017 Pisgat Ze’ev is the last stop on the Jerusalem tramline, Beit Hanina the second-to-last. Geraldine Brooks, The New Yorker, "The Dovekeeper and the Children’s Intifada," 27 May 2017 There will be no lunging towards tramlines, or stretching every sinew to serve at speed. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Can Serena Williams return to the top of tennis after giving birth?," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of tramline

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Tramline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tramline. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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tramline

noun
How to pronounce tramline (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tramline

British : the metal tracks on a street that a streetcar moves along

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