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brake-van

[breyk-van] /ˈbreɪkˌvæn/
noun, British
1.
the caboose of a railway train.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for brake van

brake van

noun
1.
(railways, Brit) the coach or vehicle from which the guard applies the brakes; guard's van
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