follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

carload

[kahr-lohd] /ˈkɑrˌloʊd/
noun
1.
the amount carried by a car, especially a freight car.
2.
the legal minimum weight entitling a railroad shipper to a rate (carload rate) lower than that charged for less than this weight.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; car1 + load
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for carload

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for carload

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with carload-rate