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Definition of the noun trolley car

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  1. a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity

Alternative definition of the noun trolley car


  1. An electric streetcar or tram with a trolley pole for collecting electric current.


Trolley car a.k.a. Tram: A tram, is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on separate rights of way. The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called tramways. Tramways powered by electricity, which were the most common type historically, were once called electric street railways. However, trams were widely used in urban areas before the universal adoption of electrification and, thus, the other methods of powering trams is listed below under "History".

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Google previewStandard Encyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge (1904)

10 Great Books in 1 Vol by Ferdinand Ellsworth Cary

The trolley car has come to be well nigh universal, while more and more is steam, as a direct motive power, giving way to electricity. To generate electricity in great quantities the dynamo or generator is used. For door bells, most. telephones, ...

Google previewThe American Home Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge (1908)

by Marshall Everett

emu,» was" In'edl Some of the The outfit 5 easy to carry SAFETY TROLLEY FOR RAILROAD CROSSINGS Every little while some trolley car becomes stalled while crossing the tracks of a steam road, and there are numerous cases on record ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

dwarf, gnome, trawl trolley cart trolley car tram trolleyman conductor troll for fish hart trombone brass trombone mouthpiece bocal troop assemblage, assemble, associate, band, body, collect, company, consort, convene, crowd, gather, group, ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

end” of a molecule of interest, given that a “Trojan horse”type molecular mimic prevents a target protein from performing its usual function Trojan Man The mascot for Trojan brand condoms trolley car policy Elephant policy An insurance policy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History (2007)

by Eric Arnesen

Trolley car conductor. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/ OWI Collection [LC-USW3-022047-E]. toiled together as a team, often lived on the same line they operated for decades, building a social network of daily solidarity ...

Google previewThe New Hacker's Dictionary (1996)

by Eric S. Raymond

Perhaps the best known of these is the legend of the infamous trolley-car hack, an alleged incident in which engineering students are said to have welded a trolley car to its tracks with thermite. Numerous versions of this have been recorded ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

refrigerator car, sleeping car, steam car, street car, subway car, surface car, tourist car, trolley car; computer-assisted retrieval car. carat; carton; cloudtop altitude radiometer car (CAR) channel address register Car Caradoc; Carberry; Carbury ...

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Video shows what trolley car means. An electric streetcar or tram with a trolley pole for collecting electric current.. Trolley car Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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