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buffet car

noun, Railroads.
1.
a car having facilities for preparing and serving light meals.
Origin of buffet car
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90
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Examples from the Web for buffet car
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  • Imagine my feelings on learning that there was no dining or buffet car!

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • You dozed off, and the rest is the natural result of a meal on a buffet car.

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • If you travel over a certain distance you cannot miss having a buffet car; the law insists.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for buffet car

buffet car

/ˈbʊfeɪ/
noun
1.
(Brit) a railway coach where light refreshments are served
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