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street·car

 (strēt′kär′)
n.
A public vehicle operated on rails along a regular route, usually through the streets of a city.

streetcar

(ˈstriːtˌkɑː)
n
(Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian an electrically driven public transport vehicle that runs on rails let into the surface of the road, power usually being taken from an overhead wire. Also called: trolley car, tram (esp Brit) or tramcar

street•car

(ˈstritˌkɑr)

n.
a public vehicle on rails running regularly along city streets.
[1860–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.streetcar - a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricitystreetcar - a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
horsecar - an early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses
self-propelled vehicle - a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
trolley line - a transit line using streetcars or trolley buses
Translations
تَراممَرْكَبَة الترام
tramvaj
sporvogn
raitiovaunu
tramvaj
villamoskocsi
sporvagn
路面電車
전차
električka
tramvaj
spårvagn
รถราง
tàu điện

streetcar

[ˈstriːtkɑːʳ] N (US) → tranvía m, tren m

streetcar

[ˈstriːtkɑːr] n (US)tramway mstreet child nenfant mf des ruesstreet cleaner n
(= person) → balayeur m
(= machine) → balayeuse fstreet cred (British) street credibility (mainly British) n
to have street cred → jouir du respect de ses pairs, avoir de la street credibility
to lose one's street cred → perdre sa street credibilitystreet crime ndélits mpl sur la voie publiquestreet directory nrépertoire m des ruesstreet fighting ncombats mpl de ruestreet guide nindex m des rues, répertoire m des rues

streetcar

[ˈstriːtˌkɑːʳ] n (Am) → tram m inv

street

(striːt) noun
1. a road with houses, shops etc on one or both sides, in a town or village. the main shopping street; I met her in the street.
2. (abbreviated to St when written) used in the names of certain roads. Her address is 4 Shakespeare St.
ˈstreetcar noun
(especially American) a tramcar.
street directory
a booklet giving an index and plans of a city's streets.
be streets ahead of / better than
to be much better than.
be up someone's street
to be exactly suitable for someone. That job is just up your street.
not to be in the same street as
to be completely different, usually worse, in quality than.

streetcar

تَرام tramvaj sporvogn Straßenbahn τραμ tranvía raitiovaunu tram tramvaj tram 路面電車 전차 tram sporvogn tramwaj bonde, carro elétrico трамвай spårvagn รถราง tramvay tàu điện 有轨电车
References in classic literature ?
When in the evening he came home from work he got off a streetcar and walked sedately along behind some business man, striving to look very substantial and important.
A person who had such a task before him would not need to look very far in Packingtown--he had only to walk up the avenue and read the signs, or get into a streetcar, to obtain full information as to pretty much everything a human creature could need.
history of streetcars in Brazil, see Allen Morrison and Emidio
The historic streetcars now run the entire length of Market Street to Fisherman's Wharf with a stop directly in front of the cruise terminal, Pier 35.
The BridgePort Brewing Company of Portland, OR, has announced its newest release: BridgePort Streetcar Ale, named in honor of the streetcars that will appear on city streets beginning July 20.
The black Streetcars, for example, had a tendency to emphasize the sociological over the metaphysically tragic.
Families can spend a week riding streetcars, visiting museums, the zoo, the aquarium, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.
If the board of directors for the Central Arkansas Transit Authority approves the plans May 18, Little Rock could have electric streetcars again for the first time in more than 50 years.
Catholics wanted streetcars to run on Sunday to accommodate recreation.
It begins with a summary of the advent of electric streetcars in Montreal and a brief sketch of the social geography of Mile End at this time.
Whatever the cause, your heartstrings will probably be zinging, too, when one of San Francisco's new-old streetcars glides your way.
By that time, the transition from streetcars to buses was largely complete.