tram·​way | \ ˈtram-ˌwā How to pronounce tramway (audio) \

Definition of tramway

1a : a railway for trams
b British : a streetcar line
2 : an overhead cable for trams

Examples of tramway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2005, McFetridge visited friends in Bordeaux, France, and rode on the city’s recently constructed tramway. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2021 The architect Santiago Calatrava offered to stitch New York’s archipelago together with an aerial tramway that — in optimistic renderings, anyway — resembled a trace of Spider-Man’s web glinting against the skyline. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 3 May 2021 The tramway project was championed by Jon Gilbert, the Warner Bros. facilities head who retired early last year. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 The tramway would have taken visitors on a six-minute ride more than 1 mile up the back of Mt. Lee to a new visitors center near the sign, with pathways to a viewing area. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 Richard Losee, owner of the swanky Cirque Lodge treatment clinic, has been quietly working with Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee on his vision to add a rehab clinic at the top of Bridal Veil Falls and an aerial tramway to connect it. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Dec. 2020 Along with his lodge at the top, Losee wants to build an aerial tramway up the falls and associated base station, parking and helicopter pad. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Dec. 2020 He was quoted as opposing a number of other proposals for Yosemite over the years, including asphalt walking paths, using cinders to melt snow on Tioga Road, and an aerial tramway from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Jan. 2021 The tramway opened in 1963, offering spectacular views of the Southern California mountains and desert. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tramway

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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23 May 2021

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“Tramway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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