Tramway
Tramway Tram"way`, n. 1. Same as {Tramroad}. [1913 Webster]

2. A street railway laid in the streets of a town or city, or an interurban railway for local traffic, on which cable cars, or trolley cars, etc., are used, in distinction from an extended railway line for trains drawn by steam or electric locomotives. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • tramway — [ tramwɛ ] n. m. • 1860; autre sens 1818; mot angl., de tram « rail » et way « voie, chemin » ♦ Chemin de fer à rails plats servant surtout aux transports urbains; voiture qui circule sur ce type de rails. ⇒ tram. Des tramways. Tramway électrique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tramway — may refer to: * Tramway (industrial), a lightly laid railway for uses such as logging or mining (the original use of the word) * A system of trams (public transport vehicles running on rails) * Aerial tramway * Tramway, North Carolina (locality… …   Wikipedia

  • Tramway — Tramway, Kurzform: Tram: Die im Österr. und Schweiz. übliche Bezeichnung für »Straßenbahn« wurde im 19. Jh. aus engl. tramway »Straßenbahn‹schienen, strecke›« entlehnt. Das engl. Wort ist eine Bildung aus engl. tram »‹Holz›schiene;… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Tramway — (engl., spr. trämm ŭē), Straßenbahn …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tramway — (engl., spr. weh), Straßenbahn …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tramway — Tramway,die:⇨Straßenbahn …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • tramway — /tram wei/, it. /tram vai/ s. ingl. [comp. di tram e way via ], usato in ital. al masch., disus. (trasp.) [sistema di trasporto urbano mediante tram] ▶◀ [➨ tranvia] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • tramway — s. m. Ver trâmuei.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tramway — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a set of rails for a tram. 2) a tram system …   English terms dictionary

  • tramway — [tram′wā΄] n. 1. TRAMROAD 2. Brit. a streetcar line; tramline ☆ 3. a system in which carriers or cars are supported by overhead cables …   English World dictionary

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