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handcar

[hand-kahr] /ˈhændˌkɑr/
noun
1.
a small railroad car or platform on four wheels propelled by a mechanism worked by hand, used on some railroads for inspecting tracks and transporting workers.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; hand + car1
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