Origin of streetcar
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He had ridden to the end of the street-car line, and started his walk from there.
He pondered it on his way back to the street-car, as he struggled against the wind.
But I'm getting homesick to see a street-car and a—a policeman!Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Not any better than her mistress, however, who at this moment was hailing a street-car.Stories of a Western Town
On and on the street-car rumbled; one by one the workmen brushed by her and got out.In the Border Country
Josephine Daskam Bacon
- US and Canadian an electrically driven public transport vehicle that runs on rails let into the surface of the road, power usually being taken from an overhead wireAlso called: trolley car, (esp Brit) tram, tramcar
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Word Origin and History for street-car
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