Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A railroad car.

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  • n. A self-propelled railroad vehicle for passengers.
  • n. Any railway carriage or wagon, a railroad car.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

Etymologies

rail +‎ car (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not only the pick up portfolios, but to place that long term railcar order at the right time.

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  • If you ride on a railcar of the New York MTA, it most likely started its life in Canada and completed in New York State.

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  • Take a train to Princeton Junction and, from there, take the “Dinky” railcar to Princeton, right by the campus.

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  • There, at the Valley Station, I climb into a bright red, parallelogram-shaped railcar designed to "lean" uphill and hang on, back pressed against the seat, for the delightful horror of a thirty-minute ascent.

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  • He's best known for "The Red Wagon," a haunting 1991 recreation of a railcar that he outfitted with Soviet Realist paintings and an empty stage.

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  • Here is an ergonomic note on the cockpit design of a multi-level railcar that New Jersey Transit uses (I rode on one two days ago).

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  • La Follette campaigned by railcar and horse cart, visiting 300 towns and delivering stump speeches that crystallized Progressive ideology: Government should be a force to stand up for the little guy.

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  • Why would anyone who could afford a Rolls-Royce Phantom—an asphalt-trenching railcar of luxury and privilege, a $400,000 automotive bugger-off to the world—care about the price of gasoline?

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  • The rail industry, which ran at slower speeds in the first quarter due to heavy snow storms, also was caught off guard by the quarter's 11.4% surge in automotive railcar demand as auto makers ramped up production, said BB&T Capital Markets analyst John Mims , who follows the railroad industry.

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  • Orders are still "lumpy" and difficult to predict, but railcar manufacturing is finally "trending in a positive direction," said Ed Whalen , president and chief executive of the company.

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