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trolley bus

noun
1.
a passenger bus operating on tires and having an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires.
Also called trackless trolley, trolley coach.
Origin of trolley bus
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • "I shouldn't be surprised if they were even falsus in trolleybus," I put in, with a feeble attempt at humor.

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British Dictionary definitions for trolleybus

trolleybus

/ˈtrɒlɪˌbʌs/
noun
1.
an electrically driven public-transport vehicle that does not run on rails but takes its power from an overhead wire through a trolley
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