from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A railroad train consisting of an engine and freight cars.
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- n. A train used for the transportation of freight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a railroad train made up of freight cars; -- called in England goods train.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a railroad train consisting of freight cars
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Father went back and crept cautionsly into the baggage car, where he was unobserved by the soldiers; but the Col. of the regiment was late, and when he came the conductor refused to run the train saying that there was danger of a collision, so Father got out as quietly as he got in, and waited till the next day, when they took the freight train schedule and went on.
Later, back at the department, while the thunder banged outside and pieces of newspaper whirled high in the air and a freight train groaned down the tracks that were now shiny with rain, I called Ladice and told her what had happened to Tee Bobby and where she could visit him that evening.
In those days, well-meaning railroaders were happy to stop a freight train for passengers, especially if a person looked in need.
From the prisoners Bix learned that a freight train had just arrived at the Orel station carrying a load of heavy tanks.
During the night they heard a freight train steam off in the direction of Mzensk.