Trolley wire
Trolley wire Trolley wire A heavy conducting wire on which the trolley car runs and from which it receives the current. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Trolley Museum of New York — The Trolley Museum of New York, a non profit organization, is located at 89 East Strand, Kingston, New York. The museum is open to the public on a seasonal schedule, but volunteer activities relating to the preservation of historic transit are… …   Wikipedia

  • trolley — n. (pl. eys) 1 esp. Brit. a table, stand, or basket on wheels or castors for serving food, transporting luggage or shopping, gathering purchases in a supermarket, etc. 2 esp. Brit. a low truck running on rails. 3 (in full trolley wheel) a wheel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trolley — I. noun also trolly (plural trolleys; also trollies) Etymology: probably from 1troll Date: 1823 1. dialect England a cart of any of various kinds 2. a. a device that carries electric current from an overhead wire to an electrically drive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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