trolley: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (trol'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -leys, -leyed, -ley•ing.
- a trolley car.
- a pulley or truck traveling on an overhead track and serving to support and move a suspended object.
- a grooved metallic wheel or pulley carried on the end of a pole by an electric car or locomotive, and held in contact with an overhead conductor, usually a suspended wire from which it collects the current for the propulsion of the car or locomotive.
- any of various devices for collecting current for such a purpose, as a pantograph, or a bowlike structuresliding along an overhead wire, or a devicefor taking current from the underground wire or conductor used by some electric railways.
- a small truck or car operated on a track, as in a mine or factory.
- a serving cart, as one used to serve desserts.
- any of various low carts or vehicles, as a railway handcar or costermonger's cart.
- He's been off his trolley for years, but his family refuses to have him committed.
- in a confused mental state.
- insane:He's been off his trolley for years, but his family refuses to have him committed.
- to convey or go by trolley.
- trolley (Thesaurus)