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rolling stock

the wheeled vehicles of a railroad, including locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars.
Also, stock.
Origin of rolling stock
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A large amount of rolling-stock was lying there, as five freight trains had brought up material for the new bridge the day before.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • The rolling-stock of the railroads was hastened out of reach.

    Chattanooga and Chickamauga Henry V. Boynton
  • There is, of course, a grave deficiency of rolling-stock, especially of locomotives in good repair.

  • You have but to buy your rolling-stock at the Union Iron Works, draw up your time-table, and begin business.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • The rolling-stock is also the object of incessant improvements.

  • The rolling-stock consisted of a single very much decorated coach.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • These figures have since been somewhat reduced by the purchase of rolling-stock in Europe.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
  • An immense locomotive-works is being erected for the repairing and assembling of rolling-stock from America.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
  • He saw jetties and rolling-stock and launches which would be sold at hurried auctions for knock-down prices, a score at a time.

    Command William McFee
  • It would have grieved the management to hear this faithful employé's denunciation of that particular item of their rolling-stock.

    Ray's Daughter Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for rolling-stock

rolling stock

the wheeled vehicles collectively used on a railway, including the locomotives, passenger coaches, freight wagons, guard's vans, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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