From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtramtram /træm/ ●○○ (also tramcar /ˈtræmkɑː $ -kɑːr/) noun [countable] especially British English TTRa vehicle for passengers, which travels along metal tracks in the street SYN streetcar American English
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tramArtists' impressions show a tram that has more in common with the flat-faced, characterless light trains of the toy-like Docklands Light Railway.a tram tour of Universal StudiosThe Hague is an immaculate city, where you're more likely to see bicycles and trams than cars.The Gondola was the most graceful of illuminated trams, and was built in 1925 on the base of an old tram.The 1925 Illuminations attracted an additional million passengers to the Promenade trams, bringing an extra revenue of £7,360.The cities with their canals and punctual trams are among the most pleasant and orderly in the world.That special trams were run to enable people to view a solar eclipse?The tram stopped outside the Kings.The tram was coming towards her from Boar Lane.
Origin tram (1800-1900) tram handle of a wheelbarrow ((16-19 centuries)), probably from Low German traam long piece of wood