Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of boxcar.
  • n. Double six in a dice game with two dice.

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

  • n. (usually plural) an expression used when two dice are thrown and both come up showing six spots

Etymologies

From the resemblance of the six on a die with a boxcar. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They came here and lived in boxcars, raised their families here and became our early residents.

    Driving Without English

  • Somebody who actually rode in boxcars to a German concentration camp?

    Think Progress » “One of the Worst Abandonments of Americans on American Soil Ever”

  • By contrast, the Galactica has to drag along a ragtag fugitive fleet where most of the people live in boxcars.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • "boxcars" -- razor knives -- to inflict damage: an Asian girl, it was said, was cut up bad, and a non-skin nearly lost an eye.

    Chicago Reader

  • The last time they did it, they cut away early to let Bill "boxcars" Bennett spin the debate before it was even finished and displayed banners calling it the "Democrat" party debate.

    Hullabaloo

  • Appearing in April, "American Letters: 1927-1947" Polity, 252 pages, $25 , a collection of the Pollock family correspondence, bears witness to the hardscrabble reality of the artist's upbringing amid boxcars and barren homesteads—the incubator of his creative vision.

    A Painter in Her Own Right

  • I worked a ta community theare that was a repurposed trainstation, the dressing rooms were repurposed passenger cars and the prop and costume closets were repurposed boxcars.

    A Gallery of Repurposed Train Cars

  • Richard Luken/Iola Register via Associated Press SMOKE SIGNALS: Flames and smoke rose from burning boxcars containing ethylene after a Union Pacific train derailed south of Moran, Kan., Monday.

    Photos of the Day: May 23

  • If your trip to the moon takes 20 hours, if San Francisco to New Delhi takes 16, don't think you have gone farther than the kid who's walked and stolen rides and bled and hidden in boxcars for 4 days to get from Albuquerque to Rapid City.

    Nancy Chuda: To Invent Fire

  • Often there are wings with shapes that resemble boxcars.

    Top Architects Go Local

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