trolley line

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noun
  1. the route of a trolley car or trolley bus.
  2. a public or private transportation system using trolley cars or trolley buses.

Origin of trolley line

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Related Words for trolley line

railway, subway, line, tube, monorail, metro

Examples from the Web for trolley line

Historical Examples of trolley line

  • At the end of the trolley-line there was a broiling walk in the sun.

    May Iverson's Career

    Elizabeth Jordan

  • At that time there did not exist a single mile of trolley-line.

  • Fortunately, we live at some distance from a trolley-line and there is no well in our back-yard.

    The Patient Observer

    Simeon Strunsky

  • He went out of the house and took the road to the trolley-line.

    The Debtor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • She dreamed of Wollaston's escorting her to the trolley-line.

    By the Light of the Soul

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman