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Shock finding uniform inside streetcar, American (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

trauma

Here is my best explanation:

'shock' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'uniform inside streetcar american' is the subsidiary indication.

'uniform' becomes 'u' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).

'inside' is an insertion indicator.

'streetcar' becomes 'tram' ('tram' can be a synonym of 'streetcar').

'american' becomes 'a' (common abbreviation - e.g. in organisation names).

'u' going within 'tram' is 'traum'.

'traum'+'a'='trauma'

'finding' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for trauma that I've seen before include "A lasting emotional shock", "Extreme shock", "Shock with long-lasting effects", "Emotional damage", "dreadful shock!", "Emotional shock or physical injury", "Very distressing experience", "Bodily or mental injury", "Injury" and "Emotional upset".)

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