from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small open railroad car propelled by a hand pump or small motor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light railroad car propelled by a hand-operated pumping mechanism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc.
- n. See under Car.
- n. a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light portable car used on railroads in the inspection and repair of the tracks. It has four wheels (sometimes, for special uses, three, two running on one rail and the third on the other), and is propelled by means of cranks or levers geared to the wheels and worked by hand or by treadles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
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