tram·way | \ˈtram-ˌwā \

Definition of tramway 

1a : a railway for trams

b British : a streetcar line

2 : an overhead cable for trams

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The idea of an aerial tramway has been proposed several times over the years but has never taken off. Chris Irvine, Fox News, "Warner Bros. proposes solution to Hollywood sign tourist traffic with $100 million aerial tramway," 10 July 2018 Also, there is a tramway to take you up into the mountains for a great view. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Banff, Jasper and the incredible sights you’ll see driving up the Alaska-Canadian Highway," 10 June 2018 Part of which was working with the Austrian-Swiss company Doppelmayr/Garaventa to build the cutting-edge Wings of Tatev tramway, the longest reversible cableway in the world. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "How a Record-Breaking Aerial Tramway Helped Save a Centuries-Old Armenian Monastery," 6 July 2018 Navajo Nation member Renae Yellowhorse works with a group called Save the Confluence, which helped shut down the tramway. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "How Navajo Activists Defeated the Grand Canyon Escalade," 24 May 2018 The boy clearly remembers a sausage in a bun, eaten while perched in a tramway shelter, watching the trams go past in Düsseldorf. Frances Leech, Longreads, "Forgetting the Madeleine," 3 May 2018 Historic videos atop the Mount Usu tramway detailed the risk of volcanic apocalypse (and Mount Usu's most recent eruption, in March 2000). Bonnie Tsui, Redbook, "What It's Like to Travel Through 4 Countries In 3 Months With 2 Kids," 23 May 2017 Earlier this month two were arrested while preparing a report on Alexandria’s historic tramway. The Economist, "Ahead of a farcical election, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi goes after the press," 8 Mar. 2018 Roosevelt Island has for too long been an outlier in the East River with its rickety aerial tramway and skinny subway platform. WSJ, "Campus of the Future," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of tramway

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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