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trolley

noun trol·ley \ ˈträ-lē \
variants: or less commonly trolly
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of trolley

plural trolleys also trollies
1 a :a streetcar powered electrically through a trolley called also trolley car
b :a device that carries electric current from an overhead wire to an electrically driven vehicle
2 :a wheeled carriage running on an overhead rail or track
3 chiefly British :a cart or wheeled stand used for conveying something (such as food or books)
4 dialectal, England :a cart of any of various kinds

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Origin and Etymology of trolley

probably from 2troll


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trolley

verb
variants: or less commonly trolly

Definition of trolley

trolleyed also trollied; trolleying also trollying
transitive verb
:to convey by a trolley
intransitive verb
:to ride on a trolley

First Known Use of trolley

1882



TROLLEY Defined for English Language Learners

trolley

noun

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

noun trol·ley \ ˈträ-lē \

Definition of trolley for Students

plural trolleys
1 :a passenger car that runs on tracks and gets its power through electricity
2 :a wheeled cart

Medical Dictionary

trolley

noun trol·ley
variants: also trolly play \ˈträl-ē\

medical Definition of trolley

plural trolleys also trollies
British


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