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restaurant car

noun, British.
Origin of restaurant car
1870-1875
1870-75

dining car

noun
1.
a railroad car equipped with tables and chairs, in which meals are served.
Also, especially British, restaurant car.
Also called diner.
Origin
1830-40, Americanism
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Examples from the Web for restaurant-car
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  • It was the gentleman who had paid for her luncheon in the restaurant-car.

    Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
  • It was quite a journey, for two parlor-cars separated them from the restaurant-car, and those two cars were crowded.

    Parisian Points of View Ludovic Halvy
  • Brand and Reist were in the restaurant-car—Ughtred was rapidly becoming too excited to eat.

    The Traitors E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • Later, meeting him in the restaurant-car I asked him to show me his store of bad money.

  • In the evening I told him about the lady in the restaurant-car.

    Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
  • Lastly, there was the lady in the restaurant-car—but perhaps she ought not to be included in the list.

    Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
  • The twins and Mr. Twist were in the restaurant-car lunching when the miracle happened.

    Christopher and Columbus Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  • Later, meeting him in the restaurant-car, I asked him to show me his store of bad money.

British Dictionary definitions for restaurant-car

dining car

noun
1.
a railway coach in which meals are served at tables Also called restaurant car

restaurant car

noun
1.
(Brit) a railway coach in which meals are served Also called dining car
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