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[treyn-lohd] /ˈtreɪnˌloʊd/
noun, Railroads.
the cargo or passenger capacity of a train.
a specified minimum number of loaded cars or tons of cargo necessary to secure a special rate (train·load rate)
Origin of trainload
1880-85; train + load Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Like Mudge, Symes was convinced that out of a trainload of Homeseekers some of them would "stick."

    The Lady Doc Caroline Lockhart
  • That trainload of workers is arriving; there's trouble, rioting or something.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • The picture of Comrade Bannerman shaking his fist at the trainload of "plutes" lingered with me.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • Guess they wanted the trainload of rations we were guarding.

    The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne
  • A trainload of pundits, including his one-time critics, went to Santiniketan to offer their congratulations.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Of the two coffee urns kept filled in readiness for the rush in serving a trainload of passengers, only one was now heated.

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • Occasionally a few hundred men, women and children will be taken into the mountains by the trainload for a few days' outing.

    The Red Conspiracy Joseph J. Mereto
  • Two or three times a week a trainload of two hundred or more of these pitiful creatures arrived, many of them in a dying state.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • Then she steamed back to the fleet and reported that she had "wrecked a trainload of troops and dismantled a blockhouse."

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
  • I did enough mental and 'charming personality' work to sell a trainload of mules to a business man.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen

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