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trolley car

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.
Origin of trolley car
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for trolley car
  • The scenarios usually involve an out-of-control trolley car hurtling down a track toward a group of five unsuspecting people.
  • The age of the trolley car here was one clang nearer its end yesterday.
  • The film moves quickly to a pulse-pounding climax aboard a runaway trolley car.
  • Individual items generally contain information identifying the place and date of the picture and the builder of the trolley car.
  • One photo shows the photographer riding in a railroad trolley car.
  • The gazebo, fountain and trolley car are popular park attractions.
British Dictionary definitions for trolley car

trolley car

(US & Canadian) another word for streetcar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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