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chair car

noun, Railroads.
1.
a day coach having two adjustable seats on each side of a central aisle.
2.
(not in technical use) parlor car.
Origin of chair car
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
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  • She had a certain feeling that her Uncle Henry was an anomaly in the chair car.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • It was the chair car, and the one in which he naturally would expect her to ride.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux
  • When I caught a glimpse of the inside of the chair car, I saw the ferment.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • The exclusive isolation of the chair car had not found favor with them.

  • “Someone got left,” he laughed as they took their seats in the chair car.

  • One woman in the chair car declared that she had seen someone just like the Mexican going through the car, about one o'clock.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • When he returned to his place in the chair car he knew he must try to find out what isolated fishing country was closest.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • Then after a few characteristic haughty remarks the Southerner went forward to the chair car and sat up all night.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
  • When the train came along he climbed into the smoker with his own bag, leaving Archie to assist Sally into the chair car.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson

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