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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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  • He returned from the dining car carrying two heads of lettuce for the mascot.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • "But I saw you in the dining car," Janice said, with sudden conviction.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • None of these were vestibuled, and there was no dining car attached.

    On the Mexican Highlands William Seymour Edwards
  • I ate sometimes in the dining car, sometimes in our drawing-room.

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • In making this crossing most of the passengers were in the dining car.

  • Behind the tourist car is the dining car, which is a feature of this train.

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

  • But in the dining car were mostly middle-class, well-to-do Italians.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
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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