Definition of streetcar
: a vehicle on rails used primarily for transporting passengers and typically operating on city streets
Recent Examples of streetcar from the Web
Fifty years before the influential Montgomery, Alabama, bus strike, Walker used her newspaper to organize a strike of Richmond's streetcar system in protest of its segregation.
The city of Charlotte will close the Hawthorne Lane bridge over Independence Boulevard starting Monday morning for construction of the Gold Line streetcar.
Streetcar and bus service will continue during construction.
New Orleans police closed St. Charles Avenue between Poydras and Julia streets to all auto, pedestrian and streetcar traffic during the standoff.
The streetcar’s segment on Westlake Avenue North was converted in 2016 from general traffic to a transit-only lane, where the busy 40 and C bus routes overlap and drain off short-distance users.
Before that, Cincinnati Car Company, which built streetcars, housed them in a building there.
Wrigley kept investing in advertisements and promotion, slathering billboards and streetcars with images that usually featured beautiful women.
When the initial federal funding came through in 2012, the first streetcars were expected to be up and running in 2016.
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First Known Use of streetcar
STREETCAR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of streetcar for Students
: a vehicle for carrying passengers that runs on rails and operates mostly on city streets
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