freight car


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freight car

n.
A railroad car designed for carrying freight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freight car - a railway car that carries freightfreight car - a railway car that carries freight  
boxcar - a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
cattle car - a freight car for transporting cattle
coal car - freight car with fixed sides and no roof; for transporting coal
flatbed, flatcar, flat - freight car without permanent sides or roof
freight train, rattler - a railroad train consisting of freight cars
gondola, gondola car - a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
refrigerator car - a freight car that is equipped with refrigeration system
tank car, tank - a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk
Translations

freight car

n (US Rail) → Güterwagen m

freight car

n (Am) → carro m merci inv
References in classic literature ?
Then it is put into a strait-jacket of lead pipe, sealed at both ends, and trundled into a waiting freight car.
Me for the freight cars an' the shade under the trees.
Here and there would be a bridge crossing a filthy creek, with hard-baked mud shores and dingy sheds and docks along it; here and there would be a railroad crossing, with a tangle of switches, and locomotives puffing, and rattling freight cars filing by; here and there would be a great factory, a dingy building with innumerable windows in it, and immense volumes of smoke pouring from the chimneys, darkening the air above and making filthy the earth beneath.
One never saw the fields, nor any green thing whatever, in Packingtown; but one could go out on the road and "hobo it," as the men phrased it, and see the country, and have a long rest, and an easy time riding on the freight cars.
From his book, entitled "The Battles of Labor," is quoted the declaration that "in some of the great historic strikes the employers themselves have instigated acts of violence;" that manufacturers have deliberately provoked strikes in order to get rid of surplus stock; and that freight cars have been burned by employers' agents during railroad strikes in order to increase disorder.
We brought sixty scarcely perceptible donkeys in the freight cars, for we had much ground to go over.
It is exciting to see our technologies playing such an important part of continued local development of innovative freight car solutions in Russia.
Spurred by two strong years of freight car production, steel castings enjoyed another good year in '95, finishing up the year slightly below 1.
Also, a more heavily utilized freight car fleet and the need to keep it operating at optimum conditions have resulted in increased demand for freight car parts.
In 1979 the foundry in Granite City produced freight car castings at record levels," said Norman A.
Contract awarded for e-procurement work on cutting excluded from the inventory freight car fleet (code for EHC TRU on lots ?
We are happy to have a leading freight car builder in FreightCar America as our tenant.