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a public transport vehicle drawn by a horse



1. a streetcar drawn by a horse or horses.
2. a railroad car or a truck for transporting horses.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horsecar - an early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses
streetcar, trolley, trolley car, tramcar, tram - a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
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In addition to Solomon Andrews' efforts, Pwllheli Corporation ran a half-mile long horse tramway from the station to South Beach from 1899 to 1919.
By the rowing club headquarters swing right to join the route of the old horse tramway which crosses the road with a hotel on the left.
Do readers know of any animals used by humans in far-flung corners of the world (for example, the fishing cormorants of China) or any isolated surviving examples of old practices, such as the horse tramway in Poland?