tram·​way ˈtram-ˌwā How to pronounce tramway (audio)
: a railway for trams
British : a streetcar line
: an overhead cable for trams

Examples of tramway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This information will be available for the Paris Métro, RER trains, the tramway, RATP buses, and more. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 21 May 2024 The return of ghostly Lake Manly Feb. 21, 2024 The wooden tower was part of the Saline Valley Salt Tram, a 13-mile aerial tramway built in 1911 and used to transport salt from the Saline Valley, over the Inyo Mountains and to a processing station near Owens Lake. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Only four of the tram’s towers sit within the national park, rangers said, while the majority of the tramway sits on Bureau of Land Management territory. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 13 May 2024 Vehicles were set on fire in Toulouse and a tramway train was torched in a suburb of Lyon, police said. Time, 30 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for tramway 

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of tramway was in 1825

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“Tramway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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