- a railroad car for carrying mail.
Origin of mail car
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for mail car
And I pointed to some cartridge-shells that lay on the ground beside the mail-car.
I was on the mail-car, traversing this road in the reverse direction.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
At length a sound, and an approaching object, proved to them that the driver of the mail-car had been as good as his word.Tess of the d'Urbervilles</p>
Just as we coupled to the mail-car a crowd of strikers swarmed out of the dusk.The Nerve of Foley
Frank H. Spearman
The fact was evident that Albert Cullen either had fired his Winchester up by the mail-car, or else had not fired it at all.