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[flat-kahr] /ˈflætˌkɑr/
a railroad car consisting of a platform without sides or top.
Origin of flatcar
1860-65, Americanism; flat1 + car1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The flatcar construction consists of a stiff underframe and a bulkhead sheet making up the end structure.
  • Each unit must be secured on a flatcar so that it cannot permanently change position during transit.
  • Containers that can be stacked one atop another on a flatcar.
  • Two boxcars, a flatcar, a gondola and two switcher locomotives have received reports.
  • Typically the box resembles a truck trailer, which is lifted onto a flatcar.
  • Piggyback shipments use trailer-on-flat-car and container-on-flatcar services, with drayage by trucks at origin and destination.
  • For this purpose the company employed a concrete mixer mounted on a flatcar to pour the foundations for the steel poles.
  • Never board or alight from a moving tank car or flatcar.

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