from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The number of occupants or the amount of material that a passenger or freight train can hold.
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- n. The amount that can be transported by a train.
- n. A large amount.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. quantity that can be carried by a train
(Don Harpst of McCook, remembers a "trainload" of POWs who debarked from the train at Indianola late one wintry night in 1944.
Issa has not discouraged articles suggesting he will send the administration subpoenas by the trainload.
Gas a trainload of harmless and defenceless people?
He had shipped a trainload down and ranged them in his wilder mountain pastures to the west.
And that has been more than enough words spent writing about this doomed trainload.
In July, a trainload of Metro-North passengers was stranded for about an hour without water or air conditioning near Westport, Conn., after overhead wires fell.
Terence Hollingworth, Blagnac, FranceHere in Germany, I remember reading about a full trainload of radioactive Turkish hazelnuts, found several years after Chernobyl on some far track of a Bundeswehr depot.
In Annecy, the French police, who had rounded up a trainload of Jews for deportation, found them Selves looking at the barrels of guns trained on them by soldiers of the Italian Fourth Army.
Taking the witness stand last week, the reticent Mr. Abramovich was immediately grilled by Mr. Berezovsky's attorney about whether he had stolen a trainload of diesel fuel in 1992, had forged documents and had traded in weapons—all of which he denied.
After a wild prologue with Woody and Tim Allen's Buzz Lightyear and Joan Cusack's cowgirl Jessie saving a trainload of orphans from the evil pig Dr. Porkchop - which comes to a halt when young Andy is called to dinner - we jump a decade ahead.