streetcar

[ street-kahr ]
/ ˈstritˌkɑr /
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noun

a public vehicle running regularly along certain streets, usually on rails, as a trolley car or trolley bus.

Origin of streetcar

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; street + car1
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British Dictionary definitions for street-car

streetcar

/ (ˈstriːtˌkɑː) /

noun

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

street-car


n.

1859, from street (n.) + car (n.).

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