Definitions

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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

Etymologies

horse +‎ car (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • * 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?

    Firehorse

  • 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.

    Firehorse

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

    Firehorse

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

    Firehorse

  • 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.

    Firehorse

  • "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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