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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tram \Tram\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tram \Tram\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tram \Tram\, noun (Mech.) Same as {Trammel}, noun, 6. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tram \Tram\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Trammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tramming}.] To convey or transport on a tramway or on a tram car. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tram \Tram\, verb (used without an object) To operate, or conduct the business of, a tramway; to travel by tramway. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tram

noun

1: a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers [syn: {tramway}, {tram}, {aerial tramway}, {cable tramway}, {ropeway}]

2: a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine; "a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine" [syn: {tramcar}, {tram}]

3: a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity [syn: {streetcar}, {tram}, {tramcar}, {trolley}, {trolley car}]

verb

1: travel by tram


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