A tramway is a set of rails laid in the surface of a road for trams to travel along. [mainly BRIT]

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  • tramway — [ tramwɛ ] n. m. • 1860; autre sens 1818; mot angl., de tram « rail » et way « voie, chemin » ♦ Chemin de fer à rails plats servant surtout aux transports urbains; voiture qui circule sur ce type de rails. ⇒ tram. Des tramways. Tramway électrique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tramway — may refer to: * Tramway (industrial), a lightly laid railway for uses such as logging or mining (the original use of the word) * A system of trams (public transport vehicles running on rails) * Aerial tramway * Tramway, North Carolina (locality… …   Wikipedia

  • Tramway — Tramway, Kurzform: Tram: Die im Österr. und Schweiz. übliche Bezeichnung für »Straßenbahn« wurde im 19. Jh. aus engl. tramway »Straßenbahn‹schienen, strecke›« entlehnt. Das engl. Wort ist eine Bildung aus engl. tram »‹Holz›schiene;… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Tramway — Tram way , n. 1. Same as {Tramroad}. [1913 Webster] 2. A street railway laid in the streets of a town or city, or an interurban railway for local traffic, on which cable cars, or trolley cars, etc., are used, in distinction from an extended… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tramway — (engl., spr. trämm ŭē), Straßenbahn …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tramway — (engl., spr. weh), Straßenbahn …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tramway — Tramway,die:⇨Straßenbahn …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • tramway — /tram wei/, it. /tram vai/ s. ingl. [comp. di tram e way via ], usato in ital. al masch., disus. (trasp.) [sistema di trasporto urbano mediante tram] ▶◀ [➨ tranvia] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • tramway — s. m. Ver trâmuei.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tramway — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a set of rails for a tram. 2) a tram system …   English terms dictionary

  • tramway — [tram′wā΄] n. 1. TRAMROAD 2. Brit. a streetcar line; tramline ☆ 3. a system in which carriers or cars are supported by overhead cables …   English World dictionary

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