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 The tramway connects Manhattan with its little neighbor in the East River. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 For the ultimate fall view, head to the aerial tramway to see the stunning landscape from above. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 9 Aug. 2023 Pretty girls pilot the tramways to the main entrance, where guest then select from a monorail, steamboat or tramway for the trip to the theme park. Roger Simmons,, 1 Oct. 2021 Moisture and winds caused icing to occur on the tramway, causing two tram cars to get stuck, Sandia Peak Tramway general manager Michael Donovan told CBS Albuquerque, New Mexico affiliate KQRE. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 1 Jan. 2022 Sandia Peak Tramway is 2.7 miles in diagonal length and is a bi-cable double reversible aerial passenger tramway. NBC News, 1 Jan. 2022 His father, Jean, a veteran of World War I, led a team in charge of upkeep of the local tramway and made extra money delivering telegrams. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2023 Franklin, who worked in the mental health department and provided art as therapy to patients, said she’s long wanted a large mural to be painted in the tramway. Sheryl Devore,, 14 Oct. 2020 The mudflows temporarily stranded more than 200 people on the tramway, the weather service said. Gregory Yee, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 28 Nov. 2023.

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