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boat train

noun
1.
a train scheduled to carry passengers to or from a landing point:
The boat train to Paris was waiting at Cherbourg.
Origin of boat train
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • He had planned to stop in Liverpool; but, instead, he took the boat train for London.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • Miladi Carey left to catch the boat train at Calais for England.

    The Yellow Crayon E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Then I shall do some shopping, go to bed early, and catch the boat train from the station in the morning.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • When he finally got on the boat train for Southampton he was like a man starting for Siberia for life.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
  • He turned on his heel and stalked haughtily in the direction of the boat train.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • Pack a kit-bag, catch the afternoon boat train for Boulogne, and go for a walking tour in Normandy and Brittany.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • There was nearly half an hour to spare, we found, before the boat train started.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • The boat train won by a' richt, and I manned to haud the points for ye.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • Nine o'clock came and went without bringing her a step nearer the Continental boat train.

    The Sixth Sense Stephen McKenna
  • As a consequence of his cussedness, we missed the morning boat train to Flushing, and had to spend the day in that charming city.

British Dictionary definitions for boat train

boat train

noun
1.
a train scheduled to take passengers to or from a particular ship
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