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refrigerator car

a freight car having either an ice chest or machinery for chilling perishables and sometimes having a heating unit to keep perishables from freezing.
Origin of refrigerator car
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • To carry well over the 3000 miles of mountain and desert, heat and cold, the best type of refrigerator car must be used.

  • The coming of the refrigerator car extended fruit-growing over a much wider area.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • One night we slept in a refrigerator car, where I felt as if icicles were forming on my spine.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • Other lots were held a day after being withdrawn from the refrigerator car and then examined.

  • It had a couple of baggage cars and a couple of freight cars and a refrigerator car and one passenger car at the end.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • They even searched the refrigerator car, but I didn't think they'd be there, because they were fresh enough without going on ice.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh

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