tram +‎ car


tramcar (plural tramcars)

  1. A streetcar.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 149:
      A style guide of the 1930s for journalists on the Daily Express tried to bring trams upmarket by insisting they be called 'tramcars'.
  2. A rail vehicle for carrying loads in a mine; a tram.
    We arrived at level 15 where we piled into a battery powered tramcar for a ten minute ride to the section of the mine we would be visiting. Packed into the tram we realized why the gigantic cooling and ventilation systems on the surface pumps 550 cubic meters of air into the mine each second.