American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The equipment available for use as transportation, as automotive vehicles, locomotives, or railroad cars, owned by a particular company or carrier.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In railways, the cars, locomotive engines, etc. Also called rolling-plant.
- n. rail transport collective term for all vehicles that move on a railway, powered or unpowered.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. the locomotives and vehicles of a railway.
- n. collection of wheeled vehicles owned by a railroad or motor carrier
“The results of the expedition were important; the railroad being broken so thoroughly as to cut off all rolling stock north of Booneville, and to place at the service of General Halleck's army the cars and locomotives of which the retreating Confederates were now so much in need.”
“Because the Virginia Central had been cut by the destruction of the long bridge over the South Anna River, Jackson had at his disposal only the rolling stock that chanced to be west of the stream when Federal raiders burned the crossing.”
“Guderian then went personally to the Field Transport Office and arranged for the necessary rolling stock to be made available, and then, finally, to Hitler's conference room, where he repeated his request of the previous week for re - inforcement.”
“Across the tortured railway system of the Reich train after train of battened - down Jewish families were shunted from one siding to another, clogging the through traffic, drawing the fire of marauding Allied aircraft, using valuable fuel and rolling stock before discharging their three-quarters-dead cargo at Belsen, the "transit camp," where, as Hoess the com - mandant stolidly recounted to the Nuremberg tribunal, "... tens of thousands of corpses lay about everywhere.”
“His rolling stock required constant renewal; Gornt Blakeman and Barnaby Carter each needed the other to stay in business.”
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