Definition of tram road in US English:

tram road


  • A road with wooden, stone, or metal tracks for wheels, used by wagons in mining districts.

    • ‘An observation tower located halfway around the tram road provides a spectacular view into the sawgrass marsh.’
    • ‘The 40-mile tram road was abandoned in 1931, and apparently, its rails and crossties were soon removed.’
    • ‘To climb the Dick Bass Highway singletrack to the tram road, cross the river and turn left.’
    • ‘Many of these tram roads are still visible and are used to access remote areas of the refuge.’
    • ‘Some of the now-defunct tram roads have been cleared and offer easy access into the interior of the swamp.’