Meaning of tramway

tram•way

Pronunciation: (tram'wā"), [key]
— n.
  1. a crude railroad of wooden rails or of wooden rails capped with metal treads.
  2. tramline.
  3. a track, usually elevated, or roadway for mine haulage.
  4. Also called aerial railway, aerial tramway, cable tramway, ropeway. a system for hauling passengers and freight in vehicles suspended from a cable or cables supported by a series of towers, hangers, or the like: used over canyons, between mountain peaks, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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