trolley bus

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

Origin of trolley bus

1
First recorded in 1910–15

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How to use trolley bus in a sentence

  • "I shouldn't be surprised if they were even falsus in trolleybus," I put in, with a feeble attempt at humor.

    Peeps at People | John Kendrick Bangs

British Dictionary definitions for trolleybus

trolleybus

/ (ˈtrɒlɪˌbʌs) /


noun
  1. 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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