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sleeping car

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  1. a railroad car fitted with berths, compartments, bedrooms, or drawing rooms for passengers to sleep in.

Origin of sleeping car

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for sleeping car

Historical Examples

  • After dinner the girls had talked late—late for sleeping-car hours, that is to say.

    Elsie Marley, Honey

    Joslyn Gray

  • The sleeping-car, said the conductor afterwards, was fuller than usual that night.

    Under Fire

    Charles King

  • There was no sleeping-car for the author of "A Lodging for the Night."

  • The next day I spent in the sleeping-car, running into Chicago.

    Aladdin & Co.

    Herbert Quick

  • Check your baggage through, and don't use the sleeping-car too much.

    Oklahoma Sunshine

    Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller

British Dictionary definitions for sleeping car

sleeping car

  1. a railway car fitted with compartments containing bunks for people to sleep in
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