(Tra*ject"o*ry) n.; pl. Trajectories [Cf. F. trajectoire.] The curve which a body describes
in space, as a planet or comet in its orbit, or stone thrown upward obliquely in the air.
(Tra"jet Tra"jet*our Tra"jet*ry) , n. See Treget, Tregetour, and Tregetry. [Obs.]
(Tra*la"tion) n. [L. tralatio, translatio.See Translation.] The use of a word in a figurative or
extended sense; ametaphor; a trope. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Tral`a*ti"tion) n. [See Tralatitious.] A change, as in the use of words; a metaphor.
(Tral`a*ti"tious) a. [L. tralatitius, translatitius, tralaticius, translaticius. See Tralation.]
1. Passed along; handed down; transmitted.
Among biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor.W. Withington.
2. Metaphorical; figurative; not literal. Stackhouse.
(Tral`a*ti"tious*ly), adv. In a tralatitious manner; metephorically. Holder.
(Tra*lin"e*ate) v. i. [L. trans across + linea a line: cf. It tralineare, tralignare.] To deviate; to
stray; to wander. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Tra*lu"cen*cy) n. Translucency; as, the tralucency of a gem. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Tra*lu"cent) a. [L. tralucens, translucens, p. pr. See Translucent.] Translucent. [Obs.]
The air's tralucent gallery.Sir. J. Davies.
(Tram) n. [Prov. E. tram a coal wagon, the shaft of a cart or carriage, a beam or bar; probably of
Scand, origin; cf. OSw. tråm, trum, a beam, OD. drom, Prov. & OHG. tram.]
1. A four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore.
2. The shaft of a cart. [Prov. Eng.] De Quincey.
3. One of the rails of a tramway.
4. A car on a horse railroad. [Eng.]
Tram car, a car made to run on a tramway, especially a street railway car. Tram plate, a flat piece
of iron laid down as a rail. Tram pot (Milling), the step and support for the lower end of the spindle
of a millstone.
(Tram), n. [Sp. trama weft, or F. trame.] A silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted
together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods.
(Tram"ble) v. t. (Mining) To wash, as tin ore, with a shovel in a frame fitted for the purpose.
(Tram"mel) n. [F. tramail, trémail, a net, LL. tremaculum, tremacle, a kind of net for taking
fish; L. tres three + macula a mesh. See Three, and Mail armor.]
1. A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey. Carew.
2. A net for confining a woman's hair. Spenser.