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sleeping car

noun
1.
a railroad car fitted with berths, compartments, bedrooms, or drawing rooms for passengers to sleep in.
Origin of sleeping car
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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Examples from the web for sleeping car
  • Depending on the train, you can even book a sleeping car for an overnight trip on some trains.
  • For privacy and rest, consider booking a spot in a sleeping car.
  • Though the chances that a sleeping car will be available are slim, it may be a possibility.
  • Depending on the train and availability, you might be able to book a private sleeping car.
  • It glided off on its journey creaking discreetly as does a sleeping car when the express pulls out of a dreamy station.
  • Leaking fuel from one of the locomotives ignited and engulfed a sleeping car where all the deaths occurred.
  • The mystery of the sleeping car express and other stories.
British Dictionary definitions for sleeping car

sleeping car

noun
1.
a railway car fitted with compartments containing bunks for people to sleep in
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