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English definition of “trolleybus”

trolleybus

noun [C] uk   /ˈtrɒl.i.bʌs/ us    /ˈtrɑː.li-/
a public transport vehicle with rubber tyres that travels along ordinary roads in towns and is driven by electricity supplied from a wire above the road: The trolleybus does not run on tracks.Buses, trams and coaches
(Definition of trolleybus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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