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

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Its quality is the same, in two-ounce samples or in car-load lots.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • A Philadelphia speculator sent to Illinois and purchased a car-load of them.

    Abraham Lincoln William Eleroy Curtis
  • There was a car-load of provisions there, but the vandals were on hand.

    History of the Johnstown Flood Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • I sold Deming 1,237 Waterbury watches, and Blossom a car-load of can-openers.

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
  • Three other community clubs have bought supplies by the car-load.

  • Well, they will require a car-load and besides several men to hunt the dogs.

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • When your hens do begin to lay, youll have to ship the eggs by the car-load.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Most of the other men were paid so much per cubic yard, or so much by the car-load, for all the coal they mined.

    Derrick Sterling Kirk Monroe
  • I tell yuh, Bud, yuh want to lay in a car-load uh films and throw away all them little, jerk-water snap-shots yuh got.

    The Lure of the Dim Trails by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower

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