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baggage car

noun
1.
a car of a passenger train in which luggage, trunks, etc., are carried.
Origin of baggage car
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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  • "Sorry, Is," he said, as he continued toward the baggage car.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • There'll be an hour's delay while they fill the baggage car with chickens in coops.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • Very tenderly they lifted him, and laid him in the baggage car.

    Cab and Caboose

    Kirk Munroe
  • This bluff did not disturb Jim who was now on top of the baggage car.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • These latter came to the baggage car just before the train stopped.

    Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks

    H. Irving Hancock
  • If it was just a puppy would it have to go in the baggage car?

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • He had travelled too often with the Judge not to know the sensation of riding in a baggage car.

    The Call of the Wild Jack London
  • How light and pleasant this car was so different from the baggage car.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • They laid these on the floor of the baggage car and lifted the man on to them.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill

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