Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-truck for transferring baggage at a railroad station, passenger wharf, etc.

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Examples

  • "Don't be a fool," said Lady Underhill, and was driven away by another baggage-truck.

    Jill the Reckless

  • "By your leave!" chanted a porter behind them, and a baggage-truck clove them apart.

    Jill the Reckless

  • He grasped the Greek by his collar and jerked him backward until the man lay flat on his back across the baggage-truck; then, with his horny left hand, Donald slapped the sullen face vigorously, jerked the fellow to his feet, faced him in the direction of Darrow, and, with a vigorous kick, started him on his way.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • While The Laird was at the ticket-window purchasing his transportation, his son walked over to a baggage-truck to rest the bag upon it.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • The soldiers tramped forward and aft, danced on her decks, shot overboard a heavy baggage-truck.

    Our March to Washington

  • A baggage-truck rumbled past and they heard some one shout, "Get out o 'that!"

    Sundown Slim

  • From the vantage-point of a baggage-truck they watched the Robinson players and the accompanying contingent descend from the train.

    Behind the line A story of college life and football

  • He came swinging on until he was opposite the baggage-truck.

    Thankful's Inheritance

  • The captain, seated on the baggage-truck, noticed one of these passengers in particular.

    Thankful's Inheritance

  • There were several tracks to be crossed, and more than once a watchman snatched him out of the way of a baggage-truck, or a train backing into the depot.

    The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, and Selected Essays

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