trolley

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trolley (plural trollies or trolleys)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, UK) A cart or shopping cart.
  2. (UK) A hand truck.
  3. (UK) A soapbox car.
  4. (UK) A gurney.
  5. A single-pole device for collecting electrical current from an overhead electical line usually for a streetcar.
  6. (US) A streetcar or a system of streetcars.
  7. (US, colloquial) A light rail system or a train on such a system.
  8. A truck from which the load is suspended in some kinds of cranes.
  9. A truck which travels along the fixed conductors in an electric railway, and forms a means of connection between them and a railway car.

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trolley (third-person singular simple present trolleys, present participle trolleying, simple past and past participle trolleyed or trollied)

  1. To bring to by trolley.
  2. To use a trolley vehicle to go from one place to another.