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way car

noun, Railroads: Older Use.
Origin of way car
1875-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • This man, who was in front end of way-car, was thrown to the ground.

    Railroad Accidents R. C. Richards
  • I saw the way-car emerge from the trees and approach the station.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • We begged piteously from everyone we met to tell us where the way-car was that went out on the stock train.

  • Panting, the Englishman threw himself into a way-car that was already making ten miles an hour.

    The Last Spike Cy Warman
  • The instant the way-car passed it was lifted from the track.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock

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