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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.]
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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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The east end was a low, swampy area where the Worcester Horse Railway dumped its street sweepings, including tons of horse manure.
The geographic layout of many older cities retains the patterns shaped by the first horse railways and subsequent electric trolleys.
She sketches the trials of everyday city life that inspired new ideas, from the 1871 distemper epidemic, which brought horse railways to a halt and encouraged new interest in steam (or pneumatically powered) transportation, to the 42nd Street shuttle, which "became a favorite do-it-yourself project for fed-up commuters, who mentally redesigned the crosstown fine on their way to and from work.