- A small long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, propelled with a single oar, especially in Venice.
- A hanging platform or car for transporting people or cargo.
- (rail transport, US) A type of open railway car with low sides, used to carry heavy freight such as crushed rock or steel.
- A free-standing shelving unit in a supermarket.
- (rail transport): gondola car, gon
- (ski lift): cable car
- (Australia, Britain, rail transport) A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road (called a streetcar or trolley in North America).
- A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
- (US, rail transport) A people mover.
- (US) An aerial cable car.
- (US) A train with wheels that runs on a road; a trackless train.
- (British, dated) A car on a horse railway or tramway (horse trams preceded electric trams).
- (obsolete) The shaft of a cart.
- (obsolete) One of the rails of a tramway.
- Lizzie and she got a dozen of large bottles and the loan of a basket and we got a currant pan and a half-pound of cooked ham in the shop next door and got on the tram for Whitehall.
- Synonyms: streetcar, trolley
- Trams are a kind of sledge on which coals are brought from the place where they are hewn to the shaft. A tram has four wheels but a sledge is without wheels.
- The game Half-Life, for example, begins with a movie in which Gordon Freeman, the player’s avatar, takes a tram ride through the Black Mesa research complex while a voice explains why he is there.
- It’s possible that my family took the tram to Roosevelt Island at some point and the experience embedded itself deep into my imagination where it mixed with other flights of fancy of flying through a Gotham-like city like Batman.
- Taking advantage of the VIP Experience at Universal Studios provides a more intimate and authentic look at the studio than does the regular studio tram tour. […] The VIP Experience gets you off the tram and behind the scenes: into sound stages, prop warehouses, and production facilities and on the sets of shows in production.
- Each morning, still-groggy early-bird park-goers stumble from the parking-lot tram and head straight to La Brea’s cafeteria-style Express for a caffeinated pick-me-up or a meal to start the day.
- What struck me with most astonishment, however, was the liberal manner of our fair driver, who made no scruple of taking a leap, with the reins in her hand, and seating herself dexterously upon the shafts of the cart.
- (intransitive) To operate, or conduct the business of, a tramway.
- (intransitive) To travel by tram.
- (transitive) To transport (material) by tram.
- (US, transitive) To align a component in mechanical engineering or metalworking, particularly the head of a drill press.
- My invention consists of a frame suspended from another frame, on which the stone rests, and is leveled by screws from below, on which suspended frame are screws, which, being adjusted in the frame when the stone is first leveled by its face, serve afterward to level the stone at any time without removing the runner, and this lower frame serves for tramming the spindle; […]