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coal car

noun
1.
a railroad car designed to carry coal.
2.
a car for hauling coal in or from a mine.
Origin of coal car
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • In reality it was a coal-car, bearing in one end a crouching figure and a crutch.

    Derrick Sterling Kirk Monroe
  • He walked to the suburbs, and at nightfall he scrambled up the side of a coal-car in a train slowly moving westward.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens

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