trolley bus


noun

a passenger bus operating on tires and having an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires.

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Also called trackless trolley, trolley coach .

Origin of trolley bus

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for trolley bus

trolleybus
/ (ˈtrɒlɪˌbʌs) /

noun

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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