from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A railroad car having accommodations for sleeping.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A railroad car with sleeping facilities for passengers travelling overnight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a railway car or carrriage, arranged with apartments and berths for sleeping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A railway-car fitted with berths in which beds may he made up for passengers to sleep in.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
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"Well," I replied, with unassumed good nature, "I happen to be only an ordinary working man, a sleeping car porter, and my car is just below here at Paint Rock."
Prolonged scrutiny with the tiny Maglite I have learnt to carry when in Eastern Europe reveals our sleeping car is Number 315, and we clamber up the steep iron steps and tumble into our home for the next twenty-four hours clutching a bottle of Mikulovsky Muller Bohemian white wine bought on the platform.
Life in a sleeping car is a miniature, tightly organized affair, like caravanning, or sailing.
I don't know whether you remember, but in order for me to get pullman or sleeping car arrangements I had to into the "white waiting room."