streetcar

noun street·car \ ˈstrēt-ˌkär \

Definition of streetcar

:a vehicle on rails used primarily for transporting passengers and typically operating on city streets

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First Known Use of streetcar

1839


STREETCAR Defined for English Language Learners

streetcar

noun

Definition of streetcar for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle that travels on streets on metal tracks and that is used for carrying passengers


STREETCAR Defined for Kids

streetcar

noun street·car \ ˈstrēt-ˌkär \

Definition of streetcar for Students

:a vehicle for carrying passengers that runs on rails and operates mostly on city streets


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