American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A streetcar.
- n. A coal car in a mine.
- 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
- tram + car (Wiktionary)
“Our journey home on a tramcar was a somewhat silent proceeding.”
“Visitors can ride almost to the top of the monument in a tramcar then exit onto an observation deck, which overlooks the Mississippi River.”
“Sitting opposite me on the tramcar speeding down the mountain, Tanya Johnson, the devil herself, whizzed past my line of sight.”
“After escorting us into a tramcar, he slammed the door and said, “Good luck and Godspeed.””
“Siemens had already laid a telegraph line from London to Calcutta and had introduced the first German electric railroad, tramcar, elevator, and streetlights.”
“The tramcar ran on stilts that were about 24 feet above the sea bed.”
“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.”
“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’.”
“I left it where it lay; it was thick and common and vulgar; perhaps a bit of a tramcar window.”
“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.”
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