Definition of streetcar in English:

streetcar

noun

North American
  • another term for trolley car
    • ‘Maybe you sat watching the window because there was a pretty girl who always got off the streetcar when it stopped there after four.’
    • ‘Gustafson said streetcars attract more urban development than bus routes.’
    • ‘Electricity changed all that in the late 19th Century, powering streetcars and interurban cars connecting rural and urban areas throughout Canada.’
    • ‘Toronto has a clean, efficient public transportation system composed of the subway, buses and streetcars.’
    • ‘But at least it's not like Toronto, where the streetcar or bus drivers don't carry any change.’
    • ‘When someone is sitting next to you on the streetcar, then rises to take a single seat that opens up, should this offend you?’
    • ‘This last detail reminds you why few really wept when the streetcars were replaced with buses.’
    • ‘Their fellow Muscovites taunted them on the sidewalks and on the streetcars, loudly criticizing their appearance, hurling insults at them, sometimes attacking them.’
    • ‘Although the streetcars have a historic ambience, the operators have modern equipment at their disposal, such as radios and telephones and more contemporary fare collection equipment.’
    • ‘My opposition to the streetcars has five points.’
    • ‘I rode into the city by subway and saw the crowds of badge-sporting, flag-waving kids become denser, packing buses, streetcars, and roads closed for streaming parades of pilgrims on foot.’
    • ‘Every day hundreds of streetcars, buses and subway cars are dangerously overcrowded during rush hour, yet do their operators get charged?’
    • ‘They also ride buses and streetcars carrying students to and from school.’
    • ‘I've often noticed the Market Street streetcars because they've returned a number of restored antique cars to operation.’
    • ‘A half an hour or so later a young man disembarked from a streetcar and walked into the nearby Desplaines Police Station.’
    • ‘For example, city transportation in Tallinn includes buses, trolleys, and streetcars.’
    • ‘Both of these new lines used newly built streetcars designed to resemble the antique cars on the St. Charles line.’
    • ‘In the 1990 afternoon rush hour, there were 207 streetcars in service; in 2001, only 152, a drop of more than 25 per cent.’
    • ‘On Monday morning, Edmontonians woke up to find no streetcars or taxis operating, city hall closed and police and fire patrols limited.’
    • ‘One goal is to increase the link between public transit and bikes, by attaching bike racks to buses and streetcars and installing secure parking facilities at subway and train stations.’

Pronunciation

streetcar

/ˈstrētˌkär//ˈstritˌkɑr/