tramline

noun

tram·​line ˈtram-ˌlīn How to pronounce tramline (audio)
British
: a streetcar line

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The blast occurred on Istiklal Avenue, a popular spot for shoppers and tourists with a tramline running its length. Adam Pourahmadi, CNN, 14 Nov. 2022 The Bernalillo County Fire Department received a call around 2 a.m. to assist in search and rescue efforts, after a tram got stuck while traveling down the tramline, Deputy Chief of Operations Brian Rose said in a news conference Saturday. Melissa Alonso, CNN, 1 Jan. 2022 The passengers were trapped in the carriages midair when two tram cars became stuck due to moisture and winds causing ice to form on the tramline, Sandia Peak Tramway General Manager Michael Donovan told KRQE. Melissa Alonso, CNN, 1 Jan. 2022 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, chicagotribune.com, 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tramline was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Tramline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tramline. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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