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trolley car

a streetcar propelled electrically by current taken by means of a trolley from a conducting wire strung overhead or running beneath a slot between the tracks.
Origin of trolley car
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for trolley car
Historical Examples
  • In the trolley car yesterday, didn't she make up to a perfect stranger!

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • Mrs. Forbes was telling me of the gentleman who spoke to you on the trolley car yesterday.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • A worse enemy was attacked than the trolley car or the truck.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • And so the next morning, I started for the office of the trolley car company.

    The Gold Bag Carolyn Wells
  • He met me at Pineville, and we took the trolley car to his home.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry
  • Once she had fainted when a favorite aunt had fallen from a trolley car.

    Young Hilda at the Wars

    Arthur Gleason
  • Say, the other night I was coming down from Yonkers in a trolley car.

    Jiglets Walter Jones
  • We were waiting for a trolley car, and we heard an automobile coming.

  • Lets get our things and hurry and catch the trolley car, she said.

  • If we could a brought the one in the trolley car we could, suggested Flossie.

British Dictionary definitions for trolley car

trolley car

(US & Canadian) another word for streetcar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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