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observation car

noun
1.
a railroad passenger car having a lounge or platform from which the scenery can be viewed.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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Examples for observation car
  • Tour guides narrate the journey, and the train features an open-air observation car.
  • The coffin, on a bier close to the floor of the observation car, could not be seen by bystanders.
British Dictionary definitions for observation car

observation car

noun
1.
a railway carriage fitted with large expanses of glass to provide a good view of the scenery
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