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boat train

n.
A train that regularly carries passengers between a city and a port.

boat train

n
a train scheduled to take passengers to or from a particular ship

boat′ train`


n.
a train scheduled to carry passengers to or from a port city.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.boat train - a train taking passengers to or from a port
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"
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"It looks like the young man who missed the boat train," he remarked.
I was to have gone by the boat train which left half an hour ago.
Anne dressed in the cheerless gray dawn, for an early start was necessary to catch the boat train; she struggled against the tears that WOULD well up in her eyes in spite of herself.
It rained heavily all the way to Bright River, to which station they had to go, since the branch line train from Carmody did not connect with the boat train. Charlie and Gilbert were on the station platform when they reached it, and the train was whistling.
He had planned to stop in Liverpool; but, instead, he took the boat train for London.
I landed at Liverpool this morning and came down on the boat train."
"Miladi Carey left to catch the boat train at Calais for England."
There were about 14 boat trains every week coming from London at the height of season!