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trolley:

see streetcarstreetcar,
small, self-propelled railroad car, similar to the type used in rapid-transit systems, that operates on tracks running through city streets and is used to carry passengers.
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trolley

[′träl·ē]
(geology)
A basin-shaped depression in strata. Also known as lum.
(mechanical engineering)
A wheeled car running on an overhead track, rail, or ropeway.
An electric streetcar.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trolley

1. Brit (in a hospital) a bed mounted on casters and used for moving patients who are unconscious, immobilized, etc.
2. a device that collects the current from an overhead wire (trolley wire), third rail, etc., to drive the motor of an electric vehicle
3. a pulley or truck that travels along an overhead wire in order to support a suspended load
4. Chiefly Brit a low truck running on rails, used in factories, mines, etc., and on railways
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Severely-ill people are being pulled off trolleys and made to sit in chairs as even the make-shift beds are becoming a luxury.
Moving such patients would take people off trolleys and into beds, easing the congestion faced by many in urgent need of care.
A leading staff representative at Arrowe Park hospital said porters were being sent to "scavenge" for beds around the hospital, in order to have patients moved off trolleys and into beds within the four-hour A&E deadline.