trolley car
noun see trolley I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Trolley car — Trol ley car (Elec.) A motor car powered by electricity drawn from a trolley, and thus constrained to follow the trolley lines. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] {Trolley line}, (a) A trolley (f) . (b) The path along which a trolley car runs. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trolley car — trolley ,car noun count AMERICAN a TROLLEY that runs on RAILS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trolley car — ☆ trolley car n. an electric streetcar that gets its motive power from an overhead wire by means of a trolley …   English World dictionary

  • trolley car — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms trolley car : singular trolley car plural trolley cars American a trolley that runs on rails …   English dictionary

  • trolley car — noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑streetcar, ↑tram, ↑tramcar, ↑trolley • Derivationally related forms: ↑tram (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • trolley car — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. streetcar, electric car, cable car, trackless trolley, trolley*, electric*, trolley bus*; see also bus …   English dictionary for students

  • trolley car — trol′ley car n. trs 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 • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • trolley car — noun An electric streetcar or tram with a trolley pole for collecting electric current …   Wiktionary

  • trolley car — noun US a tram powered by electricity obtained from overhead wires by means of a trolley wheel …   English new terms dictionary

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