- a railroad passenger car that has individual reserved seats and is more comfortable than a day coach.
Origin of parlor car
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for parlor car
Gilderman walked forward along the platform to the parlor-car.Rejected of Men
The professor was in the smoking-car, his daughter and Florian in the parlor-car.Double Trouble
"Get my bag from seat 12, parlor-car," said Dr. Blake to the porter.
For health, this was a different creature from the one whom he had studied in the parlor-car.
Think of Jathrop being a cat overnight and coming in a parlor-car next day!Susan Clegg and Her Love Affairs
- (in the US and Canada) a comfortable railway coach with individual reserved seats
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