Definitions for: Tram

[n] a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity; "`tram' and `tramcar' are British terms"
[n] a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine; "a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine"
[n] a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers

Webster (1913) Definition: Tram, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trammed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To convey or transport on a tramway or on a tram car.

Tram, v. i.
To operate, or conduct the business of, a tramway; to travel
by tramway.

Tram, n. (Mech.)
Same as Trammel, n., 6.

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.

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

3. One of the rails of a tramway.

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

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.

Tram, n. [Sp. trama weft, or F. trame.]
A silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together,
used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best
quality of velvets and silk goods.

Synonyms: aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway, streetcar, tramcar, tramway, trolley, trolley car

See Also: conveyance, horsecar, transport, trolley line, waggon, wagon, wheeled vehicle

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