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A railroad freight car without sides or a roof.


(Railways) US a railroad car without raised sides or ends



a railroad car consisting of a platform without sides or top.
[1860–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flatcar - freight car without permanent sides or roofflatcar - freight car without permanent sides or roof
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
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Springing aboard the passing train and running over the tops of cars, Elmer sprang down to a flat car and lying on his face looked back, trying to see the fallen man in the darkness.
She had visualized him filling his car, and mentally had followed his coal as it was carried up to the surface to be dumped into the hopper, weighed and dropped down the chute into the flat cars. Of course, there was always the danger of a loosened rock falling on him, but wasn't there always the possibility of accidents on a farm, too?
"But next morning when we came to pull out for Quito with a dozen flat cars loaded with rails, there she was in the cab waiting for us; and in the daylight I could see how much better a looker she was than the night before.
He saw the flat cars, piled high with the bodies of the slain, consigned to Vera Cruz, food for the sharks of the bay.
Trailer on Flat Car continues to decline as a rail intermodal service:
(OTC: CGIP) has divested its assets associated with its North American container on flat car intermodal operations (COFC Intermodal Division) in an all cash transaction to Canadian transportation company Bison Transport, the company said.
Catering to this need, British couple Mark and Elaine Parsons say their company, Succeed Home Watch Services, takes care of leaking water tanks and even flat car batteries for residents who are away.
There's a flat car park with plenty of disabled parking spaces less than 100 yards from the entrance.
"We got an indication that all was not peaceful when we saw that our train had an empty flat car followed by another one with a sand-bagged heavy 30-caliber machine gun and crew in front of the engine and another one at the end of the train.
Next year, Brandt is predicting another flat car sales economy as more people are shopping through the internet.