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

Definition of tramline

: 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, 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, 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,, 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, 27 May 2017 There will be no lunging towards tramlines, or stretching every sinew to serve at speed. Aimee Lewis, CNN, 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of tramline

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tramline was in 1886

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“Tramline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tramline

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


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