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box·car

 (bŏks′kär′)
n.
1. A fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.
2. boxcars A throw of two dice that turns up six spots on each.

boxcar

(ˈbɒksˌkɑː)
n
(Railways) US and Canadian a closed railway freight van

box•car

(ˈbɒksˌkɑr)

n.
1. an enclosed railroad freight car.
2. boxcars, a pair of sixes on the first throw in craps.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boxcar - a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sidesboxcar - a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
stockcar - boxcar with latticed sides; for transporting livestock
Translations

boxcar

[ˈbɒksˌkɑːʳ] N (US) → furgón m

boxcar

[ˈbɒkskɑːr] n (US)wagon m (de marchandises) couvert

boxcar

[ˈbɒkskɑːʳ] n (Am) → carro merci inv
References in classic literature ?
With other men he lived in a box car and away they went from town to town painting the railroad property-switches, crossing gates, bridges, and stations.
Contract notice: Purchase of freight box cars up to 3.
The wreckage continued to smolder early Wednesday as crews worked to remove the charred, twisted box cars from the tracks.
Loss We raced our wooden soap box cars Down donkey's hill, till it got dark Working class kids in paradise Tho' its proper name was Newsham Park We were pirates on the boating lake Or fishermen in a gale Poor Tommy Jones fell overboard Yet lived to tell the tale We'd put tents up on the big field Become Bedouins for a day Young Tony took ill he was only seven Then he went away We carried on with our play We didn't understand Newsham Park becomes Sherwood Forest We're one short in our outlaw band Seven decades have passed me by Since we all trooped home at dark And if Tony's still seven as he runs around heaven I hope it's like Newsham Park by Bobby Clinton, Anfield
Serving more than 500 customers in North America, First Union Rail offers a range of customized finance and operating lease structures, as well as marketing and transportation management services with a selection of box cars, covered hoppers, gondolas, open-top hoppers, flat cars, tank cars, intermodal equipment and locomotives.
queuing up for free stew, or being shoved into box cars, or crouched
Buckton, wrote Douglass in the Aslef Journal, "suggested I was 'quite mad' but said he wouldn't be looking and the driver, he was sure, wouldn't notice 2,000 unofficial hobos in the box cars.
Now wouldn't it be nice if loud music was included in the proposed new legislation as well, then we wouldn't have to be deafened by wide boys and their boom box cars as they drive through town
Its rolling stock order includes 1,300 container cars, 588 covered hoppers for grain, 317 multi-level cars for vehicles, 300 gondolas for coal, 232 ore cars for pelletized iron ore produced in Minnesota, and 200 box cars.
And there are three new feature twin-pack sets: Box Cars, Sodor Dairy Cars and the Light-Up Aquarium Cars.
At a scale of about 160:1, N gauge box cars are the size of half-smoked cigars.