Pullman


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Pullman

 (po͝ol′mən)
n.
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.]

pull·man

 (po͝ol′mən)
adj.
Small, long, and narrow in architectural design: a pullman hall; a pullman kitchen.

[From its resemblance to a Pullman, railroad car.]

Pullman

(ˈpʊlmən)
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]

Pullman

(ˈpʃulmən)
n
(Biography) Philip. born 1946, British author. Writing primarily for older children, he is best known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials (1997–2000)

Pull•man

(ˈpʊl mən)

pl. -mans.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pullman - luxurious passenger carPullman - luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel
carriage, passenger car, coach - a railcar where passengers ride
Translations

Pullman

® [ˈpʊlmən] N (Pullmans (pl))
1. (Brit) (also Pullman carriage) → vagón m de primera clase
2. (US) (also Pullman car) → coche m cama

Pullman

[ˈpʊlmən] n
(British) (also Pullman carriage) (= luxury carriage) → voiture f pullman inv
(British) (also Pullman train) (= luxury train) → train m pullman inv
(US) (also Pullman car) (= sleeping carriage) → wagon-lit mpull-out [ˈpʊlaʊt]
n
(= withdrawal) [forces, troops] → retrait m
(in magazine)supplément m détachable
modif [magazine, pages] → détachable

Pullman®

n (= Pullman car)Pullmanwagen m; (= Pullman train)Pullman® m

Pullman

[ˈpʊlmən] n (also Pullman car) → pullman m inv
References in classic literature ?
They are in a Pullman, with her maid and plenty of people; and she expressly gave him leave to go with her.
It is one of the most incredible miracles of telephony that a passenger at New York, who is about to start for Chicago on a fast express, may telephone to Chicago from the drawing-room of a Pullman.
We had the corner of a Pullman car to ourselves that evening as we whirled back to London, and I fancy that the journey was a short one to Colonel Ross as well as to myself, as we listened to our companion's narrative of the events which had occurred at the Dartmoor training-stables upon the Monday night, and the means by which he had unravelled them.
It was a tall well built young man who nudged one of his younger companions as the girl crossed the platform to enter her Pullman.
The others were on board, leaning out from the platform of a Pullman, crying to him to hurry.
Martin thought; you can travel in a Pullman while I starve for the paltry five dollars you owe me.
It was the morning, at late getting-up times in a Pullman, when the accident happened.
Bartley caught up his bag and hurried through the Pullman coaches until he found the conductor.
At that time one Felice Van Verdighan, accompanied by two maids and a lap-dog, with another maid for the lap-dog,* entered a drawing-room on a Pullman,** and a few minutes later was speeding west.
Well, I took my handful of copy paper down to the railroad yards (for local color), dangled my legs from a side-door Pullman, which is another name for a box-car, and ran off the stuff.
The stuff the niggers feed you on Pullmans don't count.
The Company continued to grow its portfolio of managed hotels coast to coast with the addition of the Pullman Miami Airport, the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree (both managed for Laurus Corporation), and the TPG acquisition of the DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Commerce.