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.

Nearby words

  1. troke,
  2. troland,
  3. troll,
  4. trolley,
  5. trolley bus,
  6. trolley dolly,
  7. trolley line,
  8. trolleybus,
  9. trolleyed,
  10. trolleys

Origin of trolley car

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for trolley car

trolley car

noun

US and Canadian another word for streetcar
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