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smoking car

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  1. smoker(def 2a).

Origin of smoking car

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for smoking car

Historical Examples

  • As it is, he picks up the package tenderly, and transports it to the smoking-car.


    Maud Wilder Goodwin

  • Smoking-car ahead, lady; this is the last of the passenger-coaches.

  • There was never a berth for the lackey, who was relegated permanently to the smoking-car.

    The Candidate

    Joseph Alexander Altsheler

  • I had to go into the smoking-car to find a vacant seat, and there I could see but one.

    Yellowstone Nights

    Herbert Quick

  • Mr. Cutter made a dignified reply, and withdrew to the smoking-car.

    Short Sixes

    H. C. Bunner