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Meaning of “trolley” in the English Dictionary

"trolley" in British English

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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 ​smallvehicle with two or four ​wheels that you ​push or ​pull to ​transportlarge or ​heavyobjects 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 ​smallwheels with one or more ​shelves under it, used for ​servingfood or ​drinks: Betty ​almostran me over with her tea trolley as I was ​walking into the ​office! Every 30 ​minutes or so the ​flightattendant would wheel the drinks trolley down the ​aisle.

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  • trolley noun [C] (VEHICLE)

US (also trolleycar, UK tram) an ​electricvehicle that ​transportspeople, usually in ​cities, and goes along ​metaltracks in the ​road: You can ​catch the ​number 47 trolley from the ​trainstation.
(Definition of trolley from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trolley" in American English

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trolleynoun [C]

 us   /ˈtrɑl·i/ (also trolley car,  /ˈtrɑl·i ˌkɑr/ , streetcar)
an ​electricvehicle that ​transportspeople, usually in ​cities, and goes along ​metaltracks in the ​road
(Definition of trolley from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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