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1. A railroad parlor car or sleeping car. Also called Pullman car.
2. A large suitcase. Also called Pullman case.
[After George Mortimer Pullman (1831-1897), American industrialist and inventor.]
Small, long, and narrow in architectural design: a pullman hall; a pullman kitchen.
[From its resemblance to a Pullman, railroad car.]
n, pl -mans
(Railways) a luxurious railway coach, esp a sleeping car. Also called: Pullman car or Pullman carriage
[C19: named after George M. Pullman (1831–97), the US inventor who first manufactured such coaches]
(Biography) Philip. born 1946, British author. Writing primarily for older children, he is best known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials (1997–2000)
1. Trademark. a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.n.
2. (often l.c.) Also called Pull′man case`. a large suitcase.
3. George Mortimer, 1831–97, U.S. inventor.
(US) (also Pullman car) (= sleeping carriage) → wagon-lit mpull-out [ˈpʊlaʊt]
modif [magazine, pages] → détachable
n (= Pullman car) → Pullmanwagen m; (= Pullman train) → Pullman® m