streetcar

[ street-kahr ]
/ ˈstritˌkɑr /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. street value,
  2. street virus,
  3. street-car,
  4. street-smart,
  5. street-walker,
  6. streetcar named desire, a,
  7. streetlight,
  8. streetology,
  9. streetscape,
  10. streetwalker

Origin of streetcar

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; street + car1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for streetcar


British Dictionary definitions for streetcar

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012