cocopan


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cocopan

(ˈkəʊkəʊˌpæn)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) (in South Africa) a small wagon running on narrow-gauge railway lines used in mines. Also called: hopper
[C20: from Zulu 'ngkumbana short truck]
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He had fallen into a gravel quarry, landing with his chest on the corner of a cocopan and fracturing the ribs on both sides of his sternum.