Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “streetcar”

See all translations

streetcar

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstriːtkɑːr/ US ( also US trolley, mainly UK tram)
an electric vehicle for carrying passengers, mostly in cities, which runs along metal tracks in the roadBuses, trams and coaches
Translations of “streetcar”
in Korean 전차…
in Arabic تِرام…
in Portuguese bonde…
in Catalan tramvia…
in Japanese 路面電車, 市街電車…
in Italian tram…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有軌電車…
in Russian трамвай…
in Turkish tramvay…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有轨电车…
in Polish tramwaj…
(Definition of streetcar from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “streetcar”

Definitions of “streetcar” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More