trolley car


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

trolley car

n.
A streetcar.

trolley car

n
(Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian another word for streetcar

trol′ley car`


n.
a streetcar propelled electrically by current taken by means of a trolley from a conducting wire strung overhead or running beneath a slot between the tracks.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trolley car - a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricitytrolley car - 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
References in classic literature ?
Now, sitting in the trolley car, they realized that they were on their way to the home of it--that they had traveled all the way from Lithuania to it.
In a visit to New York City in the winter of 1902, in a trolley car on a frosty day, Mary Anderson observed that the motorman drove with both panes of the double front window open because of difficulty keeping the windshield clear of falling sleet.
The facility will also boast a life-size trolley car and nods to The Princess and the Frog film.
Believe me, the car doesn't look anything like the pink trolley car on city streets.
A trolley car in a #GiantWheelAccident came loose and out spilled 7 people including children, and fell straight to the ground; 8-year-old Amrutha died, 6 others injured in #Ananthpur town of #AndhraPradesh , reports @tweetsreekanth_ @ndtv pic.twitter.com/KvGQvzPSAP
* Hop on a trolley car tour of the Washington, DC, monuments.
We've never, for instance, had a statue of Elizabeth Jennings Graham, a black city teacher whose refusal to get off a white-only trolley car in 1854 led to the legal integration of New York City mass transit a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat.
Located next to the Warner Hollywood studio lot, and built around a trolley car, the noirish bar hosted generations of stars and aspiring showbizzers, but was overshadowed by the large West Hollywood Gateway development that now shares its property.
Every time I walked just a block from the hotel, away from the touristy trolley car station, it was depressing to see homeless men and women of all ages.
It was another hour lost, but the other cars were having problems too (the Rogers-Benz that had been ahead had banged into a trolley car and was out of the race) so Duryea was still in the lead.
A tram is also known as tramcar; and in North America known as streetcar, trolley or trolley car.
"If you were black, you could sit on the trolley car, smell the popcorn, hear the screams from the roller coaster, and see the lights, but you were not allowed to come in," says Vanessa Smiley, a park ranger at Glen Echo.