railroad car


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Noun1.railroad car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroadrailroad car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
baggage car, luggage van - a railway car where passengers' bags are carried
cabin car, caboose - a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
club car, lounge car - railroad car having a bar and tables and lounge chairs
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
guard's van - the car on a train that is occupied by the guard
handcar - a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
mail car - a railway car in which mail is transported and sorted
carriage, passenger car, coach - a railcar where passengers ride
slip carriage, slip coach - a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train
suspension system, suspension - a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
tender - car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
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"
van - (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
Translations

railroad car

n (US) → Eisenbahnwaggon m/-wagen m
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I think that in the railroad car we are inclined to spend more on luxury than on safety and convenience, and it threatens without attaining these to become no better than a modern drawing-room, with its divans, and ottomans, and sun-shades, and a hundred other oriental things, which we are taking west with us, invented for the ladies of the harem and the effeminate natives of the Celestial Empire, which Jonathan should be ashamed to know the names of.
A person matching the description of the 18-year-old male was seen climbing onto the back of a railroad car on a train that was heading north to Portland a couple of hours before 5 a.
Significant asset base includes 205 specialized rail cars, patented railroad Car Movers, excavators with grapple fittings, tie shredding and grinding machines, semi tractors and trailers, forklifts and other vehicles with a net book value of approximately $8 million.
The crossing was replaced with an 85-foot clear spanning bridge made out of a recycled railroad car.
Igaunis continues, saying that "There are two ways to achieve the level of railroad car manufacturing of the European Union.
Then, John Malzone, a real estate investor in Fayetteville, suggested a novel idea: Since railroad cars are often tagged with graffiti, why not paint a railroad car?
4 : a railroad car for materials that are transported in large quantities
Housed in a 1910 Pullman railroad car, the restaurant holds monthly four-course Farm Dinners--similar to winemaker dinners--with local growers joining diners at a communal table.
Viewers can watch as mobile shears and shredders break these hulks down into manageable pieces for recycling or as a railroad car is saved from the scrap pile with the intent of restoring it to its former glory.
Phenolic prepregs are being molded into deep-draw prototypes in Australia for the interior of an Indian railroad car.
Fifty protesters held a die-in near the mock railroad car.
Their simple promise--to collect one paper clip for each person exterminated by the Nazis during World War II--led to them gathering more than 27 million paper clips, with more than 11 million being housed in a donated WWII railroad car memorial that was shipped to Whitwell, TN from Germany.