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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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  • Then he had to tell his uncle how Nat had been put aboard the freight car.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch Edward Stratemeyer
  • And there was a freight car full of crates and boxes and land knows what all.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • When I was arrested there, with six others, for sleeping in a freight car, we were all sentenced to thirty days.

    Beggars W. H. (William Henry) Davies
  • In the distance Ralph saw the mere skeleton of a freight car.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • The Captain and Barney were landing when Jeanne reached the freight car.

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
  • He stooped to recover it, looking under the freight car, as he did so.

  • If not, I waited for a freight, for I could sleep better in a freight car than in a Pullman—it cost less.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • He went right on collecting as if he had a freight car at his disposal.

    The Motor Boys in Mexico Clarence Young
  • Here he was, in a freight car, speeding somewhere or other, with a sore and damaged skull.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • They had engaged a freight car to carry their belongings to Pleasantville.

    Bound to Succeed Allen Chapman

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