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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.
Contract Awarded for Overhaul and modernise six PCC streetcars dating from 1937 for use on the future 7A[cedilla]7 km El Paso Streetcar Project
para]]WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are streetcars an answer to America's urban transit problems?
com)-- Kiel North America, a trendsetting seat provider to transit systems around the world, announced today that the company will be delivering a total of 204 new streetcars featuring Kiel light rail seats to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
And since streetcars run with traffic rather than on separated lines, the systems can cost as little as $50 million, a fraction of the expense of light rail.
Mazda develops sensor system to prevent collisions with streetcars
The car will also take part in the 20th ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013 in October and demonstrate a futuristic safety system that will see streetcars and automobiles communicating with each on the streets of Hiroshima.
Unique to the UK Peel says the streetcars are similar to trams but lighter, cheaper and more flexible.
On the cable car plan Streetcars will be more economically friendly and although a cable car would be fun, they are deemed more unreliable, therefore very unfriendly for workers.
There are currently 16 streetcar lines operating as public transit in the United States, but depending on how you count there are as many as 80 cities with streetcars in the planning or development phase.
With the development of the internal combustion engine, the nation forgot about streetcars and bicycles, says Gabe Klein, Director of Washington, D.