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Noun: streetcar  'street,kaar
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: tram)
  1. A wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    - tram [Brit], tramcar [Brit], trolley [US], trolley car [N. Amer]
     
  2. A four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine
    "a streetcar carries coal out of a coal mine";
    - tramcar [Brit], tram

Derived forms: streetcars

Type of: self-propelled vehicle, waggon, wagon

Part of: trolley line [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Streetcar