trolley car

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noun

a streetcar propelled electrically by current taken by means of a trolley from a conducting wire strung overhead or running beneath a slot between the tracks.

Origin of trolley car

First recorded in 1885–90
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trolley car

noun

US and Canadian another word for streetcar

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