1) A word found principally in Scotland and the north-east where its recorded history as a mining term goes back to the early sixteenth century (OED). It could refer to a sled or wheeled vehicle which transported corves.

1711 For corfe trams 6s per dozen made of Eller [alder] and Lugs of Ash, Colsterdale. It was certainly a wheeled vehicle in the 1800s when it is mentioned in West Riding records: 1828 a Railway or Tram Road … for the passage of Waggons, Carts and other Carriages, Astley.

dates 1711 1828

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