Share this entry

Share this page

trolley

Pronunciation: /ˈtrɑːli; ˈtrɒli/

Translation of trolley in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) (for food, drink) carrito (masculine), mesa (feminine) rodante; (at station, airport, in supermarket) carro (masculine), carrito (masculine); (in mine) vagoneta (feminine) to be off one's trolley (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] estar* chiflado [colloquial/familiar], estar* mal de la cabeza
    Example sentences
    • The group's services range from treatments to harden metals for aero-engines to providing the shine on metals used in supermarket trolleys.
    • We pay for trolleys in airports and supermarkets, and for parking we either scratch a permit, ‘pay and display’ or ‘park and ride’.
    • Supermarket trolleys and burned-out cars replaced the brightly coloured barges that once proudly carried grain, coal, wool, salt and timber.
    Example sentences
    • Without missing a beat, another aide approached the table, wheeling a trolley heaped with food.
    • One businessman was told there were too many people on board and they could not wheel trolleys with hot drinks as it was a safety hazard.
    • Satine turns to a trolley with food and drink on it, and picks up a bottle of Champagne from the ice bucket.

Definition of trolley in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day pirarse
v pron
to make oneself scarce …
Cultural fact of the day

The Distrito Federal is a district of central Mexico, the seat of the federal government. It includes most of Mexico City and its suburbs, and comes under the direct supervision of the Mexican president.