from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light four-wheeled platform-car used on railways by track-repairers in moving tools and materials.
  • n. A car used at a ferry-slip to connect an engine with a train on a ferry-boat.


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  • Scrambling to their feet, they found an old push-car, with low sides.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

  • Near the crusher building is a large, stoutly-constructed windlass, worked by mule power, and every few moments there comes up to the surface from the depths of a shaft, a bucketful of rock and sand, which is dumped into a push-car, and from thence transferred to the line of sluice-boxes in the stream, where more half-clothed Utes are busily engaged in sifting golden particles from the rich sand.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

  • By hauling the boats over into this body of water -- a task made easy by the presence of a tiny tramway with one dilapidated push-car which had been a part of the cannery equipment -- it would be possible to save much time and labor.

    The Iron Trail


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