tramway

noun
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 Ride an aerial tramway, called a teleférico, into the mountains to photograph a panorama of the city below. National Geographic, "Ecuador and the Galápagos Middle School Expedition," 10 Sep. 2019 Brookfield, by contrast, started with São Paulo’s tramway and power lines in 1899 and spent most of its history operating infrastructure and property projects in the Americas. The Economist, "How a Canadian firm has taken on Wall Street’s private-equity titans," 29 Aug. 2019 There was no reason to be concerned with the evacuation process witnessed by (Associate Safety Engineer for tramways, Marc Sherrill). San Diego Union-Tribune, "SeaWorld Sky Ride accident: Blame it on the wind, new state report says," 9 July 2019 Ride an aerial tramway, called a teleférico, high into the Andes to photograph a panorama of the city below. MINDO AND THE CLOUD FOREST Days 3-7 Travel to the town of Mindo, nestled in the Andean cloud forest. National Geographic, "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/trip-types/student/middle-school/teen-galapagos-ecuador-tours.html," 12 June 2019 Tickets are available at the tramway or for purchase in advance. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Now The Joshua Tree House, $225 per night for 6 people Ride the Aerial Tramway Experience Coachella Valley's scenic vistas, sans incline, by taking the state park's aerial tramway to the summit. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 During the latter bit of those eleven weeks, the tramway became a bit of a hero among a number of public transportation advocates. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why Twitter should ignore the phony outrage over “shadow banning”," 27 July 2018 Limestone buildings were scrubbed back to their original pale-yellow splendor; waterfront warehouses were demolished and replaced with a landscaped promenade; a sleek electric tramway was commissioned to link the city's neighborhoods. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013

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First Known Use of tramway

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Tramway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tramway. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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