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buffet car

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noun Railroads.
  1. a car having facilities for preparing and serving light meals.
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Origin of buffet car

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for buffet car

Historical Examples

  • Stationery, books, and magazines became features of the buffet-car.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • As the train was to be a light one, consisting of a buffet-car and a parlor-car, the party could not be very large.

    Aladdin & Co.

    Herbert Quick


British Dictionary definitions for buffet car

buffet car

noun
  1. British a railway coach where light refreshments are served
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