trolleybus

noun
trol·ley·bus | \ˈträ-lē-ˌbəs \

Definition of trolleybus 

: a bus that is powered electrically by two overhead wires

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Height barely clears the overhead wires of train and trolleybus lines. Alexander Lew, WIRED, "Review: Double Decker Buses for San Francisco’s Hilly Streets," 28 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of trolleybus

1921, in the meaning defined above

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