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commutation ticket

a ticket issued at a reduced rate, as by a railroad or bus company, entitling the holder to travel over a given route a fixed number of times or during a specified period.
Origin of commutation ticket
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You have to spend car-fares there, and here you have a commutation ticket to get.

    Living on a Little Caroline French Benton
  • The charges are very moderate—twenty-five cents for a single bath, or $2.00 for a commutation ticket for ten baths.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • "It's a commutation ticket to Hades, first-class," was the actress's Delphic response.

    Wanted: A Husband Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The commutation ticket is the proper card for a gentleman in straitened circumstances.

  • Trina had lied again both as to the want of oil for the stove and the commutation ticket for the restaurant.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • When the paint-shop gave him enough work it was Vandover's custom to buy a week's commutation ticket at a certain restaurant.

    Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
  • Gloria's judgment of her note of introduction as "a commutation ticket to Hades, first class," was amply borne out.

    Wanted: A Husband Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • What good would an old last months commutation ticket be now?

    Roy Blakeley's Silver Fox Patrol Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • The left-hand upper waistcoat pocket holds a pencil, a commutation ticket and a pipe cleaner.

British Dictionary definitions for commutation ticket

commutation ticket

a US name for season ticket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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