- Railroads. a completely enclosed freight car.
- boxcars, a pair of sixes on the first throw of the dice in the game of craps.
- Informal. extremely or disproportionately large: The business had boxcar profits during its first year.
Origin of boxcar
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Examples from the Web for boxcar
Rick and company are out of the boxcar inside Terminus, the “sanctuary for all” which may or may not be filled with cannibals.Daryl and Carol Reunite in New Walking Dead Teaser Trailer
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September 19, 2014
"You had boxcar loads of currency" moving across borders, says Michael Spencer, an economist who has written about this period.Get Ready to Barter Like it's 1919
June 4, 2012
Upon reaching the end of the line, Rob emptied his boxcar and placed 10 yellow pawns on the Dachau card.
But at one point in Cupertino, all but five pawns were on a card or in a boxcar.
When Rob was the first to move a boxcar to the end of the line, he followed the rules and drew a Terminus card.
Now he hurried to pass down the train to a boxcar with an open door.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
The boxcar which had been on the siding near the factory was gone.And Then the Town Took Off
Behind the engine was a vehicle like a boxcar low hung on wheels.Automobile Biographies
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I went in and searched this boxcar out, and come out of there, and by that time they were already in the building, I supposed.
No sir; this was a caboose of a boxcar, that is what it was, sitting there.
- US and Canadian a closed railway freight van
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Word Origin and History for boxcar
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