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club car

noun
1.
a railroad passenger car equipped with easy chairs, card tables, a buffet, etc.
Origin of club car
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • Dinner was served, and the party returned to the club car where Mr. Temple settled down with his cigar and a newspaper.

  • We were sitting in the club car—half a dozen or so of us—when he drifted along.

    Roughing it De Luxe Irvin S. Cobb
  • I am not a travelling salesman (except in so far as all men are) so I do not often travel in the club car.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley
  • This is a militant moment for the white-jacketed steward of the club car.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
  • In the club car, among fellow travellers of his own sex, he was as one set apart.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • I dont see those fellows, whispered Frank to his chums, surveying the figures in the club car behind them.

  • The club car is one of the most elaborate developments of the entire Commuter idea.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • The banker bit off the end of another cigar and retired once again to the club car.

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  • There is, of course, the chance of being accosted in the club car, but since this went dry the danger has been slight.

    The So-called Human Race Bert Leston Taylor
  • The car is entirely filled with regular riders, so it is in a sense a club car.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford

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