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noun 
  1. A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road.
  2. A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
    • 1789, w:John Brand, John Brand, History of Newcastle Upon Tyne, volume II, page 681. (Quoted in w:Brewer"s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Brewer"s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, centenary edition, 1971, ISBN 304-93570-0.)
    • : Trams are a kind of sledge on which coals are brought from the place where they are hewn to the shaft. A has four wheels but a sledge is without wheels.
      (rfc, These definitions need to be re-combined.)
Etymology: From traam. The popular derivation from tramway builder w:Benjamin Outram, Benjamin Outram is false, the term pre-dated him.


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