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Noun: trolley (trolleys)  tró-lee
  1. [Brit] A handcart that holds groceries or other goods while shopping
    - shopping cart [N. Amer], shopping trolley [Brit], trundler [NZ], buggy [N. Amer]
     
  2. [US] A wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    - streetcar [N. Amer], tram [Brit], tramcar [Brit], trolley car [N. Amer]
     
  3. [Brit] A metal stretcher with wheels
    - gurney [N. Amer]
     
  4. A passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
    - trolleybus, trolley coach [N. Amer], trackless trolley [N. Amer]
     
  5. A device on a pole used to collect electricity from overhead wires

Derived forms: trolleys

Type of: autobus, bus, cart, charabanc [Brit], coach, double-decker, go-cart, handcart, jitney [N. Amer], motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle, pushcart, self-propelled vehicle, stretcher

Part of: trolley line [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Trolley