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street railway

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noun
  1. a company that operates streetcars or buses.

Origin of street railway

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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  • "The papers are all calling for Mather as street-railway president," she went on.

    The Barrier

    Allen French

  • He had been approached only by Pease, who inquired: "Have you any street-railway stock?"

    The Barrier

    Allen French

  • And yet all this was still far away, while another matter was of nearer interest: the rumour of a street-railway strike.

    The Barrier

    Allen French

  • Most of all, the street-railway matter promised trouble from the threatened strike.

    The Barrier

    Allen French

  • But about noon came a deputation from the street-railway employees, asking to see Mr. Ellis.

    The Barrier

    Allen French