Definition of trolley noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrɒli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɑːli//
    Golf, Shopping in stores
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English cart) a small vehicle with wheels that can be pushed or pulled along and is used for carrying things a shopping/supermarket/luggage trolley See related entries: Golf, Shopping in stores
  2. 2(British English) (US English cart, wagon) a small table on very small wheels, used for carrying or serving food or drink a drinks trolley a tea trolley
  3. 3 (US English) = streetcar
  4. Word Originearly 19th cent.: of dialect origin, perhaps from the verb troll.Extra examples Passengers with trolleys piled high with luggage waited at the check-in desk. The club sold tickets for a trolley dash at the supermarket to raise money for charity. The waiter was pushing a laden sweet trolley towards our table. They brought breakfast to the room on a trolley. We took the trolley over to the hotel. the problem of abandoned trolleys littering the countrysideIdioms (British English, informal) crazy; stupid If Wilcox is thinking of doing this deal he must be going totally off his trolley. See related entries: Describing strange traits, Stupid
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