from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A railway-car fitted up as a dining-room or restaurant, and supplied with a kitchen, pantry, refrigerator, etc.


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  • For some, there's nothing more comforting than a dining-car shaped diner.

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  • The comfort and style of the old San Francisco Chief, wedded to 200+ mph speed and the luxuries of space to walk around, a window that actually looks out at something and a dining-car instead of a pull-down tray.

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  • In 1946, he drew Boy in Dining Car for the two-million-circulation magazine, showing a young white boy struggling to figure out the bill for his meal while a smiling black dining-car waiter looked on.


  • In the summers, he worked as a dining-car waiter, like his father and grandfather before him.


  • The train seemed strangely reduced in the number of its cars, but we confidently started with others to board the nearest of them; there we were waved violently away, and bidden get into the dining-car at the rear of the train.

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  • The lunch in our dining-car was for the first time in Spain not worth the American price asked for it; everywhere else on the Spanish trains I must testify that the meals were excellent and abundant; and the refection may now have felt in some obscure sort the horror of the world in which the Sud – Express seemed to have lost itself.

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  • We had indeed ignorantly enjoyed no less of the honor than two other Americans, who came in the dining-car with us, but whether the nice-looking

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  • A long red train, brilliantly lighted, composed of baggage cars, day coaches, a dining-car, set with white linen and silver, and a half dozen comfortable Pullmans, rolled in and stopped.

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  • At the lunch which we had so good in the dining-car we kept our talk to the wonder of the scenery, and well away from the interesting

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  • In some dudgeon we obeyed, but we were glad to get away from Escorial on any terms, and the dining-car was not bad, though it had a somewhat disheveled air.

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