Pullman(redirected from Philip Pullman)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
1. A railroad parlor car or sleeping car. Also called Pullman car.
2. A large suitcase. Also called Pullman case.
[After George Mortimer Pullman (1831-1897), American industrialist and inventor.]
Small, long, and narrow in architectural design: a pullman hall; a pullman kitchen.
[From its resemblance to a Pullman, railroad car.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n, pl -mans
(Railways) a luxurious railway coach, esp a sleeping car. Also called: Pullman car or Pullman carriage
[C19: named after George M. Pullman (1831–97), the US inventor who first manufactured such coaches]
(Biography) Philip. born 1946, British author. Writing primarily for older children, he is best known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials (1997–2000)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. Trademark. a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.n.
2. (often l.c.) Also called Pull′man case`. a large suitcase.
3. George Mortimer, 1831–97, U.S. inventor.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Pullman® [ˈpʊlmən] N (Pullmans (pl))
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(US) (also Pullman car) (= sleeping carriage) → wagon-lit mpull-out [ˈpʊlaʊt]
modif [magazine, pages] → détachable
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (= Pullman car) → Pullmanwagen m; (= Pullman train) → Pullman® m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Pullman[ˈpʊlmən] n (also Pullman car) → pullman m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995