trolley pole
A pole of wood or metal, used to transfer electricity from an overhead wire to power a streetcar or trolley bus.

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  • Trolley pole — For the weapon, see Trolley pole (weapon). . [cite web| url=http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil and Environmental Engineering/1 012Spring2002/Readings/detail/green line project.htm| title=Boston Transit Milestones| author=Dr. Romin Koebel| work=MIT… …   Wikipedia

  • trolley pole — /ˈtrɒli poʊl/ (say trolee pohl) noun 1. the pole which connects a tram to the overhead wire. 2. the handlebar of a shopping trolley, when broken off and used as a weapon …   Australian English dictionary

  • trolley pole — A pole upon which the electric wires which carry the current for propelling a streetcar or trolley are affixed and carried …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • trolley pole — noun : the pole on various types of trolley cars and trolleybuses by which electrical contact is made with the power line …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trolley — may refer in American English to: * a tramTrolley may refer in British and Australian English to: * a shopping cart * a gurney or wheeled stretcherTrolley may also refer to: * the San Diego Trolley, a major form of public transportation in San… …   Wikipedia

  • trolley — /ˈtrɒli / (say trolee) noun (plural trolleys) 1. any of various kinds of low carts or vehicles. 2. a frame on wheels, used for carrying dishes, serving food, etc., as at a hospital or restaurant. 3. Also, hospital trolley; SA, barouche. a bed… …   Australian English dictionary

  • trolley — /trol ee/, n., pl. trolleys, v., trolleyed, trolleying. n. 1. a trolley car. 2. a pulley or truck traveling on an overhead track and serving to support and move a suspended object. 3. a grooved metallic wheel or pulley carried on the end of a… …   Universalium

  • pole — I n. long, slender piece of wood, metal 1) to put up a pole 2) a breakaway; fishing; ski; tent; totem; trolley pole 3) a telegraph; telephone (AE); utility (AE) pole II n. end of the earth s axis 1) the North; South Pole 2) a celestial; magnetic… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trolley car — noun An electric streetcar or tram with a trolley pole for collecting electric current …   Wiktionary

  • trolley — ► NOUN (pl. trolleys) 1) Brit. a large wheeled metal basket or frame used for transporting heavy or unwieldy items such as luggage or supermarket purchases. 2) a small table on wheels or castors, used especially to convey food and drink. 3) (also …   English terms dictionary

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