trolley car


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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
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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.
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.
Also known as tramcar, it is known in North America as a streetcar, trolley or trolley car.
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Sandel's Harvard course "Justice" starts with a question: While a trolley car is running at full speed, its brakes fail.
McInerney said that after driving around the region recently, he was prompted to make one suggestion to the WRTA and Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission: "I did make a pitch about look of buses: I would rather see a trolley car shuttling through Grafton (like there used to be) than a big bus.
The Herald also stated, "it is doubtful if any Kalamazoo transportation company is doing a business which in any measure compares with that done by the trolley car which operates on Westerns campus hillside.
On Good Friday, the empty trolley car with me and--swollen up--a man-woman with pink nail polish on the cuticles-- a guy, first, I supposed--who took small sips of nail-polish remover and had no plans, she said, for Easter weekend but to follow the line in circles, round and round, till midnight, an extra plastic cup showing through her plastic bag.
He was killed by a runaway trolley car in 1902 while protecting President Theodore Roosevelt in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.