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trolley

noun trol·ley \ˈträ-lē\

Simple Definition of trolley

  • : an electric vehicle that runs along the street on tracks

  • : a vehicle that is pulled along tracks on the ground by a moving cable or that hangs from a moving cable

  • : a metal basket on wheels used to hold groceries while you are shopping

Full Definition of trolley

plural trolleys also trollies

  1. 1 dial English :  a cart of any of various kinds

  2. 2a :  a device that carries electric current from an overhead wire to an electrically driven vehicleb :  a streetcar powered electrically through a trolley —called also trolley car

  3. 3 :  a wheeled carriage running on an overhead rail or track

  4. 4 chiefly British :  a cart or wheeled stand used for conveying something (as food or books)

Variants of trolley

also trol·ly play \ˈträ-lē\

Origin of trolley

probably from 1troll


First Known Use: 1823


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trolley

verb trol·ley

Definition of trolley

trol·leyed also trol·liedtrol·ley·ing also trol·ly·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convey by a trolley

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to ride on a trolley



1882

First Known Use of trolley

1882

Variants of trolley

also trolly

Medical Dictionary

trolley

noun trol·ley

Medical Definition of trolley

plural trolleys also trollies

  1. British :  gurney



Variants of trolley

also trol·ly \ˈträl-ē\play


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