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baggage car

a car of a passenger train in which luggage, trunks, etc., are carried.
Origin of baggage car
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "This ain't no baggage-car," he grumbled, as he saw the suit-case in her hand.

    A Voice in the Wilderness Grace Livingston Hill
  • He said some people with a screeching parrot were out in the baggage-car.

    Sonny Boy Sophie Swett
  • It was three months before they pulled the baggage-car out of that tunnel, and then they had to use dynamite.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • She would never subject him to the discomfort and indignity of the baggage-car.

  • Its passengers, and everybody connected with it, had either gone up town or joined the curious throng about the baggage-car.

    Campmates Kirk Munroe
  • This left us with only the locomotive, tender, and one baggage-car.

    Daring and Suffering: William Pittenger
  • Mrs. Rayner says there are a lot of frozen cavalrymen forward in the baggage-car.

    The Deserter Charles King
  • Blind-Baggage: the front end of a baggage-car having no door.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • However, he insisted on boarding the baggage-car to tender his sympathy to McWilliams.

    The Nerve of Foley Frank H. Spearman
  • "It's a short train—four parlour-cars and a baggage-car," added Keating.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair

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