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[kahr-lohd] /ˈkɑrˌloʊd/
the amount carried by a car, especially a freight car.
the legal minimum weight entitling a railroad shipper to a rate (carload rate) lower than that charged for less than this weight.
Origin of carload
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; car1 + load Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It's not every masther undher the Boord, I tell you, could carry sich a car-load ov the dead langidges.

  • Its quality is the same, in two-ounce samples or in car-load lots.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • Summer is recognized by a car-load of choicest flowers, whose fragrance reaches us as they pass.

  • He was tackling a delicate job—like juggling a car-load of dynamite.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Freight rates are five cents a pound, one hundred dollars a ton, or fifty in car-load lots, from Skaguay to White Horse.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • There was a car-load of provisions there, but the vandals were on hand.

    History of the Johnstown Flood Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Every stick is cut, planed, and jointed at a mill in Vermont, and sent on here by the car-load.

  • I sold Deming 1,237 Waterbury watches, and Blossom a car-load of can-openers.

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
  • When your hens do begin to lay, youll have to ship the eggs by the car-load.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Three other community clubs have bought supplies by the car-load.

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