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chair car

noun, Railroads.
a day coach having two adjustable seats on each side of a central aisle.
(not in technical use) parlor car.
Origin of chair car
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She did not mind now the curious glances of those passengers from the chair-car who were within the limit of her view.

  • But the proffer of the money for the chair-car chair broke the ice a little.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • She got a chair-car after that, but, having got into the way of it, drowsed again.

    The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer
  • My chair-car was profitably well filled with people of the kind one usually sees on chair-cars.

    Options O. Henry
  • She remembered that she had forgotten to pay Davidge for the seat he surrendered her in the chair-car.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • Indeed, the two friends were about the first to leave the chair-car by the rear door.

  • He kin always get in somehow, ridin' the rods, or comin' blind baggage; religion sorter tags behind and waits for the chair-car.

  • She has a chair-car reservation on the Pennsylvania train leaving there at ten o'clock in the morning.

    From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb

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