streetcar
noun Date: 1860 a vehicle on rails used primarily for transporting passengers and typically operating on city streets

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • streetcar — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a tram …   English terms dictionary

  • streetcar — ☆ streetcar [strēt′kär΄ ] n. a large coach or car on rails that provides public transportation along certain streets …   English World dictionary

  • streetcar — n. (AE) 1) to drive, operate a streetcar 2) to go by streetcar; to ride a streetcar; to ride in a streetcar; to take a streetcar (BE has tram) * * * operate a streetcar to ride a streetcar to ride in a streetcar to take a streetcar (BE has tram)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • streetcar — /street kahr /, n. a public vehicle running regularly along certain streets, usually on rails, as a trolley car or trolley bus. [1860 65, Amer.; STREET + CAR1] * * * or trolley car Passenger carrying vehicle that runs on rails laid in city… …   Universalium

  • streetcar — UK [ˈstriːtˌkɑː(r)] / US [ˈstrɪtˌkɑr] noun [countable] Word forms streetcar : singular streetcar plural streetcars American a tram 1) …   English dictionary

  • streetcar — noun A tram or light rail vehicle, usually a single car, but also attached together, operating on city streets. A trolley car. 1906 Tired as he felt at night, and dark and bitter cold as it was in the morning, Jurgis generally chose to walk; at… …   Wiktionary

  • streetcar — [[t]stri͟ːtkɑː(r)[/t]] streetcars N COUNT A streetcar is an electric vehicle for carrying people which travels on rails in the streets of a town. [AM] (in BRIT, use tram) …   English dictionary

  • streetcar — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tram[car], tramway, trolley, street railway. See transportation, vehicle. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. tram, tramcar, trolley car, trolley, bus; see also vehicle 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. tram …   English dictionary for students

  • streetcar — street|car [ˈstri:tka: US ka:r] n AmE a type of bus that runs on electricity along metal tracks in the road British Equivalent: tram …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • streetcar — street|car [ strit,kar ] noun count AMERICAN a vehicle for passengers that moves along special lines on a road and that is connected to electric wires above. British tram …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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