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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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  • The cableway and small handcar are used for making discharge measurements when the flow is too deep and fast for wading.
  • Buck's land contained large coal reserves, and he had a little mine complete with tracks and handcar.
  • It's come so no one asks why you ride the bicycle or pump the handcar along the rusty company spurs in the backwoods.

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