- any car for carrying freight.
Origin of freight car
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for freight car
Once he had ridden all night in a freight-car to keep a promise that he had made the child.Stories of a Western Town
Harry's game of cards in the freight-car had been a sequent of the game in the chapel.Satan Sanderson
Hallie Erminie Rives
"I know where there's all the powder you want," he said, and he told of the freight-car on the siding.
Perhaps you got this far because you're traveling in a freight-car.Overland Red
Henry Herbert Knibbs
The levee where his freight-car stood was pimpled with dark bulks of merchandise.Roads of Destiny