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dining car

a railroad car equipped with tables and chairs, in which meals are served.
Also called diner, especially British, restaurant car.
Origin of dining car
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the dining car, at the table next to me, was sitting a young and insignificant-looking lieutenant.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • In making this crossing most of the passengers were in the dining car.

  • The managers had chartered a special train which was made up wholly of Pullman sleepers, a dining car and a smoker.

  • She ignores your remark, therefore, by rising and starting for the dining car.

  • They could not be served with anything after the dining car closed.

    Dorothy Dale in the City Margaret Penrose
  • But in the dining car were mostly middle-class, well-to-do Italians.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • He sought strong drink from every porter he encountered, but his search was unsuccessful until he came to the dining car.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • He escaped to the dining car, to find that the delay had favored him.

    The House of Mystery William Henry Irwin
British Dictionary definitions for dining car

dining car

a railway coach in which meals are served at tables Also called restaurant car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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