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sleeping car

a railroad car fitted with berths, compartments, bedrooms, or drawing rooms for passengers to sleep in.
Origin of sleeping car
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I have the authority of the attendant of the sleeping-car for saying so.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • There was no sleeping-car for the author of "A Lodging for the Night."

  • Even the double seat in the sleeping-car was too small for Jim.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • The next day I spent in the sleeping-car, running into Chicago.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • "Now, you see, if we had a sleeping-car we wouldn't have to go to all this trouble," said Julian.

    The Haunted Mine Harry Castlemon
  • After dinner the girls had talked late—late for sleeping-car hours, that is to say.

    Elsie Marley, Honey Joslyn Gray
  • I have crossed the continent five times, and, my Mamma says, have spent about five weeks of my life in a sleeping-car.

  • Check your baggage through, and don't use the sleeping-car too much.

    Oklahoma Sunshine Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
  • The old fellow who told that story of dream-transference on a sleeping-car at Christmas-time was again at the club on Easter Eve.

    Between The Dark And The Daylight William Dean Howells
  • Day after day he feels as if he had spent his nights in a sleeping-car.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for sleeping-car

sleeping car

a railway car fitted with compartments containing bunks for people to sleep in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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