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 summer, days here can be spent hiking the scenic trails leading away from each stop of the historic Mont Blanc tramway, e-biking up and down the mountainous slopes outside Saint Nicolas de Véroce and paragliding from nearby Le Mont D’Arbois. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, 19 July 2022 At least 20 people have been trapped on a New Mexico tramway for at least 12 hours, from Friday night into Saturday, and a rescue mission is underway, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 1 Jan. 2022 The aerial tramway at Pipestem, which began operating in 1972, carries visitors nearly two-thirds of a mile, descending from the rim of Bluestone Canyon and crossing the Bluestone River before arriving at Mountain Creek Lodge. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 31 May 2022 The tramway begins its 2.5-mile scenic trek in the Sonoran Desert and ends in an alpine forest, going from the floor of the Coachella Valley to near the top of San Jacinto Peak, some 8,500 feet above sea level. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 The tramway transports visitors 2.7 miles up the Sandia Mountains, according to its official website. Greta Bjornson,, 1 Jan. 2022 The man who was rescued was accompanied by another person, and the two guests rode the tramway back down to the base, Purdy said. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 The tram cars were carrying employees of the tramway and a restaurant atop Sandia Peak on the last ride of the night, according to KOAT. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 1 Jan. 2022 The other tram car had one tramway employee who was headed up the mountain for an overnight security shift. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tramway

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of tramway was in 1825

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22 Jul 2022

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“Tramway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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