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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A railroad parlor car or sleeping car.
  • noun A large suitcase.
  • Philip,British writer whose trilogy His Dark Materials (1995–2000), a work of fantasy marketed to younger readers, depicts a spiritual war that is waged across parallel universes and pivots on the decisions of one girl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In car-building, a parlor- or sleeping-car, specifically, and properly, one made by the Pullman Company.

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  • noun A railroad passenger car; especially, one of the luxurious ones named after the eponymous Pullman Palace Car Company.

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

  • noun luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel

Etymologies

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

[After George Mortimer Pullman, (1831–1897), American industrialist and inventor.]

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short for Pullman car, after the Pullman Palace Car Company, after George Pullman

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