streetcar

[street-kahr]

noun

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

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Origin of streetcar

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

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British Dictionary definitions for streetcar

streetcar

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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