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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.
The intersection of Queen Street East, Eastern Avenue and Kingston Road will be fully closed from September 7 until early November as the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) complete important state-of-good-repair construction to streetcar and other transportation infrastructure.
A Milwaukee committee voted on Tuesday both to pause plans to extend the city's streetcar and study proposed routes into north- and south-side neighborhoods, adecision that threatens to strain an already tight construction schedule calling for service to be added near the site of the Democratic National Convention by July 2020.
OKLAHOMA CITY The downtown streetcar system headed into the weekend with empty tracks as construction crews and emergency management specialists assessed the risk of debris from a window-washing accident at the Devon Energy Center.
New Orleans' streetcar system has a new leader following the promotion of its previous one.
Road construction workers in Elgin unearthed streetcar tracks dating back more than a century, a legacy of the city's early days as a thriving urban center.
The initial plans for the Streetcar said it would use the existing heritage tram system, and "reusable" track, providing a feeder service into the Merseyrail network, also linking to the Mersey Ferries.
A Milwaukee-area man has hired Hupy & Abraham to represent him in a possible legal fight over an injury from an accident on Milwaukee'a streetcar track.
So it came to many as a shock when, during a town hall meeting on a proposed streetcar line, one Democratic county board member, Jay Fisette, accused his Democratic colleague, Libby Garvey, of behaving like a right-wing climate skeptic.
Streetcar operations were suspended for a few months until a group of American engineers and guards could be brought from the United States.