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Meaning of TRAM

Pronunciation:  tram

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

TRAM is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway, streetcar, tramcar, tramway, trolley, trolley car
 See Also: conveyance, horsecar, transport, trolley line, waggon, wagon, wheeled vehicle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tram\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To convey or transport on a tramway or on a tram car.
  2. \Tram\, v. i.
    To operate, or conduct the business of, a tramway; to travel
    by tramway.
  3. \Tram\, n. (Mech.)
    Same as {Trammel}, n., 6.
  4. \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.
  5. \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.