Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A streetcar.
  • n. A coal car in a mine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A streetcar.
  • n. A rail vehicle for carrying loads in a mine; a tram.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
  • n. a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine

Etymologies

tram +‎ car (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Our journey home on a tramcar was a somewhat silent proceeding.

    Paul Kelver, a Novel

  • Visitors can ride almost to the top of the monument in a tramcar then exit onto an observation deck, which overlooks the Mississippi River.

    Five US Monuments To See From Google Earth | myFiveBest

  • Sitting opposite me on the tramcar speeding down the mountain, Tanya Johnson, the devil herself, whizzed past my line of sight.

    Holly Would Dream

  • After escorting us into a tramcar, he slammed the door and said, “Good luck and Godspeed.”

    Holly Would Dream

  • Siemens had already laid a telegraph line from London to Calcutta and had introduced the first German electric railroad, tramcar, elevator, and streetlights.

    American Connections

  • The tramcar ran on stilts that were about 24 feet above the sea bed.

    Boing Boing: July 31, 2005 - August 6, 2005 Archives

  • After all, very many of his dreams never got acted at all, possibly indeed, most of them, the dreams of a solitary walk for instance, or of a tramcar ride, the dreams dreamt behind the counter while trade was slack and mechanical foldings and rollings occupied his muscles.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • So let us alight from the tramcar at Hampton, and look about on the outskirts of the village for ‘a small old-fashioned brick house, abutting on the road, but looking from its front windows on to a lawn and garden, which stretched down to the river’.

    The Three Clerks

  • I left it where it lay; it was thick and common and vulgar; perhaps a bit of a tramcar window.

    Under the Autumn Star

  • Father Conmee sat in a corner of the tramcar, a blue ticket tucked with care in the eye of one plump kid glove, while four shillings, a sixpence and five pennies chuted from his other plump glovepalm into his purse.

    Ulysses

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