- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for sleeping car
After dinner the girls had talked late—late for sleeping-car hours, that is to say.Elsie Marley, Honey
The sleeping-car, said the conductor afterwards, was fuller than usual that night.Under Fire
There was no sleeping-car for the author of "A Lodging for the Night."Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13
The next day I spent in the sleeping-car, running into Chicago.Aladdin & Co.
Check your baggage through, and don't use the sleeping-car too much.Oklahoma Sunshine
Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
- a railway car fitted with compartments containing bunks for people to sleep in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012