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slip carriage

noun, British.
a railway car detached from a moving train as it passes through a station.
Also called slip coach.
Origin of slip carriage
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I am fighting the railway authorities tooth and nail, trying to persuade them to put on a slip carriage.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • "It's a slip carriage," he said, smiling, tolerantly superior.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming

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