Tram Tram, n. [Prov. E. tram a coal wagon, the shaft of a cart or carriage, a beam or bar; probably of Scand, origin; cf. OSw. tr[*a]m, trum, a beam, OD. drom, Prov. & OHG. tram.] 1. A four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore. [1913 Webster]

2. The shaft of a cart. [Prov. Eng.] --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

3. One of the rails of a tramway. [1913 Webster]

4. A car on a horse railroad. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Tram car}, a car made to run on a tramway, especially a street railway car.

{Tram plate}, a flat piece of iron laid down as a rail.

{Tram pot} (Milling), the step and support for the lower end of the spindle of a millstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tram — 1. (entrée créée par le supplément) (tram ) s. m. Nom, en Cochinchine, d un grand arbre dont l écorce, détachée en larges écailles, sert à former la toiture des cases des indigènes, L. DELAPORTE, Rev. des Deux Mondes, 15 sept. 1877, p. 431. tram… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • Tram — Tram, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tramming}.] To convey or transport on a tramway or on a tram car. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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