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boat train

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
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He tore round to Victoria, found he'd missed the boat-train, and went down to Folkestone on chance.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  • “They may have meant the Harwich boat-train from the north,” I remarked.

    Hushed Up William Le Queux
  • It was not until he was in the boat-train that he realised that he was about to cross the sea.

    Uncanny Tales Various
  • There's a boat-train leaving Euston in two and a half hours.

    The Glory of the Trenches Coningsby Dawson
  • We wish you to identify a person who has arrived by the boat-train.

    The Blue Germ Martin Swayne
  • Anyway, I was on that boat-train when it pulled out of London.

    The Glory of the Trenches Coningsby Dawson
  • There was the sudden excited clamour of many voices and the boat-train, late and overcrowded, had come in!

    The Riddle of the Purple Emperor Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
  • So I left by the midday boat-train; the usual crowds were there to see their friends off.

    How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
  • He then left with the intention of catching the evening boat-train to Paris.

    Science and the Criminal C. Ainsworth Mitchell
  • I'm booked on the Minneapolis, sailing from Tilbury at daybreak; the boat-train leaves at eleven-thirty.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for boat-train

boat train

a train scheduled to take passengers to or from a particular ship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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