g mortimer pullman


plural Pullmans. a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.
noun, plural Pullmans for 2.
(often lowercase) . Also called Pullman case. a large suitcase.
George Mortimer, 1831–97, U.S. inventor and railroad car designer.
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Pullman1 (ˈpʊlmən)
n , pl -mans
Also called: Pullman car a luxurious railway coach, esp a sleeping car
[C19: named after George M. Pullman (1831--97), the US inventor who first manufactured such coaches]

Pullman2 (ˈpʃulmən)
Philip. born 1946, British author. Writing primarily for older children, he is best known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials (1997--2000)

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Word Origin & History

sleeping car on a passenger train, 1867, Pullman car, in allusion to U.S. inventor George M. Pullman (1831-97) of Chicago, who designed a railroad car with folding berths.
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