a public vehicle running regularly along certain streets, usually on rails, as a trolley car or trolley bus.

1860–65, Americanism; street + car1 Unabridged
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streetcar (ˈstriːtˌkɑː)
(US), (Canadian) trolley car, tram, Also called: tramcar an electrically driven public transport vehicle that runs on rails let into the surface of the road, power usually being taken from an overhead wire

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The invention of the streetcar made it possible for residents to commute from
  their homes to their city jobs.
Drinking-house shinplasters and five-cent streetcar tickets served as small
In the summer you can tour the town in a horse-drawn streetcar.
We ate lunch nearby and sat at a window to watch people get on and off the
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