Origin of handcar
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Examples from the Web for hand-car
They knew that it would be impossible to make the necessary speed with a hand-car.
He pointed to some workmen who had a hand-car near the track, not far above him.
In a moment the hand-car was off, the men pumping for dear life.The Mystic Mid-Region
Arthur J. Burdick
They jerked a hand-car off a siding and chased the fugitives with that.Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout
Alfred Bishop Mason
Before they had gone a half mile they found a hand-car on a siding.Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers
Word Origin and History for hand-car
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