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People are genuinely moved by its high-wire performance (7,3)

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I believe the answer is:

trolley bus

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'people are' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't understand how they can define each other.

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This clue was last seen in The Globe and Mail

(Other definitions for trolley bus that I've seen before include "Electrically driven public service vehicle" and "Vehicle".)

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