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trolleynoun [C]

uk   /ˈtrɒl.i/  us   /ˈtrɑː.li/ (plural trolleys or trollies)
  • trolley noun [C] (FOR CARRYING)

B2 UK (US cart) a small vehicle with two or four wheels that you push or pull to transport large or heavy objects on: a shopping trolley The hospital is so overcrowded that some patients are being treated on trolleys in the corridors. Why will supermarket trolleys never move in the direction that you push them in?
UK (US cart) a table on four small wheels with one or more shelves under it, used for serving food or drinks: Betty almost ran me over with her tea trolley as I was walking into the office! Every 30 minutes or so the flight attendant would wheel the drinks trolley down the aisle.

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  • trolley noun [C] (VEHICLE)

US (also trolleycar, UK tram) an electric vehicle that transports people, usually in cities, and goes along metal tracks in the road: You can catch the number 47 trolley from the train station.
(Definition of trolley from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trolleynoun [C]

 us   /ˈtrɑl·i/ (also trolley car,  /ˈtrɑl·i ˌkɑr/ , streetcar)
an electric vehicle that transports people, usually in cities, and goes along metal tracks in the road
(Definition of trolley from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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