freight train

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freight train

n.
A railroad train consisting of an engine and freight cars.

freight′ train`


n.
a train of freight cars.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freight train - a railroad train consisting of freight carsfreight train - a railroad train consisting of freight cars
cabin car, caboose - a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
freight liner, liner train - a long-distance express freight train between industrial centers and seaports with facilities for rapid loading and unloading of goods
railroad train, train - public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
Translations

freight train

n (Am) → treno m merci inv
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