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freight car

any car for carrying freight.
Origin of freight car
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As darkness settled down they picked up the ax and proceeded across the fields to the freight-car.

  • Once he had ridden all night in a freight-car to keep a promise that he had made the child.

  • They're to warn crews on freight-car tops when it is time to duck for bridges.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • Harry's game of cards in the freight-car had been a sequent of the game in the chapel.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Shriek went the whistle, clang the bell, back leaped the guards, some of them swarming up the freight-car ladders.

  • Perhaps you got this far because you're traveling in a freight-car.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • "I know where there's all the powder you want," he said, and he told of the freight-car on the siding.

  • The levee where his freight-car stood was pimpled with dark bulks of merchandise.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
  • One freight-car held the entire outfit of office material, machinery, and household goods.

    Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers
  • There's been trouble on the railroad—a freight-car broke down and ripped up the track; it'll be some time before it's clear.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair

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