Tram plate
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]


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