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freight car

any car for carrying freight.
Origin of freight car
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "They'll be takin' him out of a freight car about now," said Curry.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • And there was a freight car full of crates and boxes and land knows what all.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • At the door of the freight car which I had chartered, he hesitated, but only for an instant.

  • He was a prisoner in the freight car and riding he knew not where.

    The Young Bridge-Tender Arthur M. Winfield
  • In the distance Ralph saw the mere skeleton of a freight car.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • He stooped to recover it, looking under the freight car, as he did so.

  • "But you surely didn't see the freight car then," said Jess.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • He went right on collecting as if he had a freight car at his disposal.

    The Motor Boys in Mexico

    Clarence Young
  • They had engaged a freight car to carry their belongings to Pleasantville.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman
  • So proficient are these loaders that a freight car is loaded in twenty minutes.

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