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Vintage Streetcar

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street + car

Noun

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streetcar

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streetcars

streetcar (plural streetcars)

  1. (US) A tram or light rail vehicle, usually a single car, but also attached together, operating on city streets. A trolley car.
    1906 Tired as he felt at night, and dark and bitter cold as it was in the morning, Jurgis generally chose to walk; at the hours other workmen were traveling, the streetcar monopoly saw fit to put on so few cars that there would be men hanging to every foot of the backs of them and often crouching upon the snow-covered roof. — Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, Chapter 20.

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