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  • n. A streetcar or tram drawn by a horse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses


horse +‎ car (Wiktionary)


  • * The parallel passage in Frederick's notes reads as follows: "On the way [from Newburyport to Amesbury via horsecar] you saw sturgeons leap out of river — they were 3 – 4 feet long — all covered with knobs."

    'Cheever: A Life'

  • But Mother had said to take the horsecar and, well, where horses were involved, who was I to argue?


  • The horsecar turned around and rolled back to the other end of the track, with Father still in the front seat, fuming and demanding to be delivered to his destination.


  • The walk home was going to be torturous unless the horsecar headed out was less crowded.


  • More than anybody else, probably, I wanted the horsecar to appear, if only to prove that the horses were all right.


  • Mr. Stead entertained us with tidbits of gossip about the wealthy occupants, and I felt rather grand just trotting by such luxury, especially when we passed a public horsecar.


  • "Me," said Sergeant Velie gloomily, "I wouldn't give a plugged horsecar token for that dame's chances of getting back to New York with a whole hide."

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • They soon found themselves in Montgomery Street, where a great crowd was collected; the side-walks, street, horsecar rails, the shop-doors, the windows of the houses, and even the roofs, were full of people.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Twice a horsecar passed but I was keeping off them now; I wanted to be ready to move in any of four directions.

    Time and Again

  • A horsecar traveling south was just past the far corner, and we stepped out into the street, and I helped Julia up onto the rear platform as it moved past, then swung up after her.

    Time and Again

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