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  • n. A coach at the end of a long-distance train which carries passengers for an intermediate destination and is decoupled or "slipped" and left behind. (In bygone times the decoupling was done on the move; the rest of the train did not stop.)

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  • n. a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train

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