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. tråm, trum, a beam, OD. drom, Prov. & OHG. tram.]


A four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore.


The shaft of a cart. [Prov. Eng.] De Quincey.


One of the rails of a tramway.


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.


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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.


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Tram (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trammed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tramming.]

To convey or transport on a tramway or on a tram car.


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Tram, v. i.

To operate, or conduct the business of, a tramway; to travel by tramway.


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Tram, n. (Mech.)

Same as Trammel, n., 6.


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