Pronunciation Noun

tram (plural trams)

  1. (Australia, Britain, rail transport) A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road (called a streetcar or trolley in North America).
    Synonyms: streetcar, trolley
  2. A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
  3. (US, rail transport) A people mover.
  4. (US) An aerial cable car.
  5. (US) A train with wheels that runs on a road; a trackless train.
  6. (British English, dated) A car on a horse railway or tramway (horse trams preceded electric trams).
  7. (obsolete) The shaft of a cart.
  8. (obsolete) One of the rails of a tramway.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: вагоне́тка

tram (trams, present participle tramming; past and past participle trammed)

  1. (intransitive) To operate, or conduct#Verb|conduct the business of, a tramway.
  2. (intransitive) To travel by tram.
  3. (transitive) To transport#Verb|transport (material) by tram.
  4. (US, transitive) To align a component in mechanical engineering or metalworking, particularly the head of a drill press.

tram (plural trams)

  1. (weaving) A silk thread formed of two or more threads twist#Verb|twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods.

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