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tramway

[tram-wey] /ˈtræmˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a crude railroad of wooden rails or of wooden rails capped with metal treads.
2.
British, tramline.
3.
Mining. a track, usually elevated, or roadway for mine haulage.
4.
Also called aerial railway, aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway. a system for hauling passengers and freight in vehicles suspended from a cable or cables supported by a series of towers, hangers, or the like: used over canyons, between mountain peaks, etc.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; tram1 + way1
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British Dictionary definitions for tram-way

tramway

/ˈtræmˌweɪ/
noun
1.
another name for tramline (sense 1)
2.
(Brit)
  1. a public transportation system using trams
  2. the company owning or running such a system
3.
Also called (esp US) tramroad. a small or temporary railway for moving freight along tracks, as in a quarry
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