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
Every day thousands of passengers on underground streetcars in San Francisco pass through the hull of a 19th-century ship without knowing it.
A D.C. streetcar and a bus collided in Northeast Washington on Friday morning, authorities said.
Major downtown businesses, including the Sacramento Kings, Macy’s and downtown hoteliers, are being asked this month to vote to tax themselves at least $50 million over the next 25 years to pay for some of the streetcar’s operating costs.
Its modern incarnation began in 1912, when a streetcar line established it as a suburb of Seattle.
Late last year, Tamplin pitched the service to Onvural, whose company, TokBox, offers a video chat client that runs on any website, and a few days later, the two happened to appear on the same streetcar.
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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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