Share this entry
trolleybus Line breaks: trol¦ley|bus
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɒlɪbʌs/

Definition of trolleybus in English:


A bus powered by electricity obtained from overhead wires by means of a pole.
Example sentences
  • At their peak 20,000 trolleybuses, which run on wheels and are powered by overhead electric cables, were in operation in the UK.
  • They are believers in integrated transport links using trains, buses, trolleybuses and trams to increase passenger usage.
  • It would not be restricted to travelling under wires, so could follow diversions and overtake other trolleybuses.
Definition of trolleybus in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources