street railway

noun

Definition of street railway

: a line operating streetcars or buses

Examples of street railway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On January 1, 1893, the entire street railway system of New York City was operated by horses. Scientific American, "Electric Street Cars Are More Efficient than Horses," 15 May 2020 Boise City chartered the Boise Rapid Transit Company, an electric street railway system, on May 28, 1890, just weeks before Idaho became the 43rd state of the Union on July 3. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "In late 19th century, electric streetcars were a big deal in Boise | Idaho Statesman," 4 May 2018 The dynamos which will furnish power for the street railway will receive their power from the water in the Jacobs mill ditch. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "In late 19th century, electric streetcars were a big deal in Boise | Idaho Statesman," 4 May 2018 Built by a street railways company, the plant was acquired by the Kansas City Power & Light company in 1927. kansascity, "Building a Kansas City power plant," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of street railway

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Street railway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/street%20railway. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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