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trolley

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noun trol·ley \ˈträ-lē\
variants: or less commonly

trolly

Definition of trolley

plural

trolleys

also

trollies

  1. 1 dialectal, England :  a cart of any of various kinds

  2. 2a :  a device that carries electric current from an overhead wire to an electrically driven vehicleb :  a streetcar powered electrically through a trolley —called also trolley car

  3. 3 :  a wheeled carriage running on an overhead rail or track

  4. 4 chiefly British :  a cart or wheeled stand used for conveying something (such as food or books)

Origin and Etymology of trolley

probably from 1troll


First Known Use: 1823


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trolley

verb trol·ley
variants: or less commonly

trolly

Definition of trolley

trolleyed

also

trollied

;

trolleying

also

trollying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convey by a trolley

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to ride on a trolley

1882

First Known Use of trolley

1882



TROLLEY Defined for English Language Learners

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trolley

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noun trol·ley \ˈträ-lē\

Definition of trolley for English Language Learners

  • : an electric vehicle that runs along the street on tracks

  • : a vehicle that is pulled along tracks on the ground by a moving cable or that hangs from a moving cable

  • : a metal basket on wheels used to hold groceries while you are shopping


TROLLEY Defined for Kids

trolley

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noun trol·ley \ˈträ-lē\

Definition of trolley for Students

plural

trolleys

  1. 1 :  a passenger car that runs on tracks and gets its power through electricity

  2. 2 :  a wheeled cart


Medical Dictionary

trolley

noun trol·ley
variants: also

trolly

\ˈträl-ē\play

Medical Definition of trolley

plural

trolleys

also

trollies

  1. British :  gurney



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