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sleeping car

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was great fun for Mary and Jack to get into a sleeping car and go speeding along over the desert again.

    Little Tales of The Desert Ethel Twycross Foster
  • "This is more like it," said Nan, as they entered the sleeping car.

  • I think Pullman must have got his ideas for the upper and lower berths of a sleeping car by seeing a kangaroo pouch.

  • Uncle Henry had secured a section in the sleeping car and each had a berth.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • Some idea of the awkwardness of taking the 'cello along in a sleeping car may be gathered from its nicknames.

  • As I observed last night, a sleeping car is not all that it might be.

    Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
  • The ladies, the baby and the maid had a compartment of the sleeping car to themselves and journeyed comfortably enough.

  • But no one feels or shows so much arrogance as the sleeping car porters.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • Pullman set out to build a sleeping car that would combine a degree of comfort with a degree of luxury.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • In truth it was some distance from the sleeping car to the river bank.

    The Galloping Ghost Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for sleeping car

sleeping car

a railway car fitted with compartments containing bunks for people to sleep in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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