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boat train

a train scheduled to carry passengers to or from a landing point:
The boat train to Paris was waiting at Cherbourg.
Origin of boat train
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "It looks like the young man who missed the boat train," he remarked.

    The Vanished Messenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I was to have gone by the boat train which left half an hour ago.

    The Vanished Messenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • He turned on his heel and stalked haughtily in the direction of the boat train.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • Miladi Carey left to catch the boat train at Calais for England.

    The Yellow Crayon E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • When he finally got on the boat train for Southampton he was like a man starting for Siberia for life.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man

    Marie Saltus
  • There was nearly half an hour to spare, we found, before the boat train started.

    The Record of Nicholas Freydon

    A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
  • Pack a kit-bag, catch the afternoon boat train for Boulogne, and go for a walking tour in Normandy and Brittany.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • Nine o'clock came and went without bringing her a step nearer the Continental boat train.

    The Sixth Sense

    Stephen McKenna
  • Then I shall do some shopping, go to bed early, and catch the boat train from the station in the morning.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The boat train won by a' richt, and I manned to haud the points for ye.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for boat train

boat train

a train scheduled to take passengers to or from a particular ship
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