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trol·ley

also trol·ly  (trŏl′ē)
n. pl. trol·leys also trol·lies
1. A streetcar.
2. A device that collects electric current from an underground conductor, an overhead wire, or a third rail and transmits it to the motor of an electric vehicle.
3. A small truck or car operating on a track and used in a mine, quarry, or factory for conveying materials.
4. A wheeled carriage, cage, or basket that is suspended from and travels on an overhead track.
5. Chiefly British A light cart designed to be moved by hand.
tr. & intr.v. trol·leyed, trol·ley·ing, trol·leys also trol·lied (-lēd) or trol·ly·ing or trol·lies (-lēz)
To convey (passengers) or travel by trolley.

[Probably from troll.]

trolley

(ˈtrɒlɪ)
n
1. (Furniture) Brit a small table on casters used for conveying food, drink, etc
2. Brit a wheeled cart or stand pushed by hand and used for moving heavy items, such as shopping in a supermarket or luggage at a railway station
3. (Medicine) Brit (in a hospital) a bed mounted on casters and used for moving patients who are unconscious, immobilized, etc
4. (Automotive Engineering) Brit See trolleybus
5. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian See trolley car
6. (Automotive Engineering) a device that collects the current from an overhead wire (trolley wire), third rail, etc, to drive the motor of an electric vehicle
7. (Mechanical Engineering) a pulley or truck that travels along an overhead wire in order to support a suspended load
8. (Automotive Engineering) chiefly Brit a low truck running on rails, used in factories, mines, etc, and on railways
9. (Mining & Quarrying) a truck, cage, or basket suspended from an overhead track or cable for carrying loads in a mine, quarry, etc
10. off one's trolley slang
a. mentally confused or disorganized
b. insane
vb
(tr) to transport (a person or object) on a trolley
[C19: probably from troll1]

trol•ley

or trol•ly

(ˈtrɒl i)

n., pl. -leys or -lies, n.
2. a pulley or truck traveling on an overhead track and serving to support and move a suspended object.
3.
a. a grooved wheel or pulley on the end of a pole, used by an electric streetcar or locomotive to draw current from an overhead conductor.
b. any of various other devices, as a pantograph, for collecting current for propulsion.
4. a small truck or car operated on a track, as in a mine or factory.
5. a serving cart, as one used to serve desserts.
6. Chiefly Brit. any of various low carts.
v.t., v.i.
7. to convey or go by trolley.
Idioms:
off one's trolley, Slang. mentally unstable; insane.
[1815–25; orig. dial.; appar. akin to troll1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trolley - a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricitytrolley - 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
عَرَبَةعَرَبَة الشاي على عَجَلاتعَرَبَةٌ صَغيرَةٌ للبَضائِع
vozíkservírovací stolek
indkøbsvognrullebordvogn
ostoskärry
kolica
bevásárlókocsitargoncazsúrkocsi
innkaupakerrateborî, skenkiborî
ワゴン
트롤리
stalelis ant ratukųtroleibusas
galdiņš uz ritentiņiemratiņi
servírovací stolík
voziček
kundvagn
รถเข็น
xe đẩy

trolley

[ˈtrɒlɪ]
A. N
1. (esp Brit) (in station, supermarket) → carrito m; (in hospital) → camilla f; (in mine) → vagoneta f; (= tea trolley) → carrito m; (= drinks trolley) → mesita f de ruedas
to be off one's trolley (Brit) → estar chiflado
2. (US) (= tram) → tranvía m
3. (Tech) → corredera f elevada
4. (Elec) → trole m, arco m de trole
B. CPD trolley bus Ntrolebús m
trolley car N (US) → tranvía m
trolley pole Ntrole m

trolley

[ˈtrɒli] n
(British) (for luggage)chariot m; (in supermarket)Caddie® m
luggage trolley → chariot m à bagages
(British) (for serving food or drink)chariot m
tea trolley → table f roulante (pour servir le thé), chariot m (pour servir le thé)
drinks trolley → table f roulante (pour servir les boissons), chariot m (pour servir les boissons)
dessert trolley → chariot m des desserts
(British) (in hospital)lit m roulant
(US) (also trolley car) (= streetcar) → tramway m, tram m
to be off one's trolley (British) (= mad) → être cinglé(e) trolley bus ntrolleybus mtrolley car n (US)tramway m, tram m

trolley

n
(Brit: = cart, four wheels) → Handwagen m; (in supermarket) → Einkaufswagen m; (in station) → Gepäckwagen m, → Ladekasten m; (for passengers) → Kofferkuli m; (two wheels, for golf clubs) → Caddy m; (in station, factory etc) → Sackkarre f
(Brit: = tea trolley) → Teewagen m
(Brit Rail) → Lore f, → Förderkarren m; (hand-driven) → Draisine f, → Dräsine f
(Elec, = trolley pole) → Kontaktarm m, → Stromabnehmerstange f; (= trolley-wheel)Kontaktrolle f, → Rollenstromabnehmer m
(= passenger vehicle) = trolleybus (US: = trolley car) → Straßenbahn f
to be off one’s trolley (Brit inf) → nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank haben (inf)

trolley

:
trolleybus
nObus m, → Oberleitungsomnibus m (form), → Trolleybus m (dated)
trolley car
n (US) → Straßenbahn f
trolley pole
nKontaktarm m, → Stromabnehmerstange f

trolley

[ˈtrɒlɪ] n (Brit) (in station, supermarket) (also tea trolley) → carrello; (in hospital) → lettiga

trolley

(ˈtroli) noun
1. a type of small cart for carrying things etc. She quickly filled the trolley with groceries.
2. (also ˈtea-trolley , (American) ˈteacart) a small cart, usually consisting of two or three trays fixed on a frame, used for serving tea, food etc. She brought the tea in on a trolley.
ˈtrolley-bus noun
a bus which is driven by power from an overhead wire to which it is connected.

trolley

عَرَبَة vozík vogn Servierwagen τραπεζάκι με ρόδες carro ostoskärry chariot kolica carrello ワゴン 트롤리 trolley kjerre wózek carrinho de mão тележка kundvagn รถเข็น servis masası xe đẩy 手推车