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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.
  • n. Games A pair of sixes on the first throw in craps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enclosed railroad freight car, especially one with a sliding door (traditionally used by hobos).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a freight car covered with a roof and inclosed on the sides to protect its contents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inclosed and covered freight-car.

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

  • n. a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides

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