Pronunciation: (tram'wā"), [key]
1. a crude railroad of wooden rails or of wooden rails capped with metal treads.
3. Mining.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.
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