Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dumping-car.

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Examples

  • The locomotive built while the roadbed was getting ready was a four-wheeled iron truck, an ordinary flat dump-car about six feet long and four feet wide, upon which was mounted a ` ` Z '' dynamo used as a motor, so that it had a capacity of about twelve horsepower.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • The locomotive built while the roadbed was getting ready was a four-wheeled iron truck, an ordinary flat dump-car about six feet long and four feet wide, upon which was mounted a "Z" dynamo used as a motor, so that it had a capacity of about twelve horsepower.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • One stick of it, if properly applied, would blow a locomotive into junk, would tear a dump-car, with its massive iron-work and grinding wheels, apart and leave mere splinters!

    In Old Kentucky

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