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hand·car

 (hănd′kär′)
n.
A small open railroad car propelled by a hand pump or small motor, used especially for track maintenance and inspection.

handcar

(ˈhændkɑː)
n
(Railways) US a light hand-propelled vehicle used on railway lines

hand•car

(ˈhændˌkɑr)

n.
a small railroad car or platform on four wheels propelled by a mechanism worked by hand.
[1840–50; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handcar - a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motorhandcar - a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
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