trackless trolley

trackless trolley

noun

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism

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trackless trolley

vehicle operated on the streets on rubber tires and powered by electricity drawn from two overhead wires by trolley poles. It is distinct from a trolley car, which runs on rails rather than on tires and is thus a form of streetcar.

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