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tourist car

a railroad sleeping car, usually having seats that can be converted into berths.
Origin of tourist car
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Behind the tourist car is the dining car, which is a feature of this train.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • If the rear part of the tourist car had suggested a modern kitchen, the front portion was a well-appointed living 248 room.

  • In a whirl of incoherency, Zeph dashed down the tracks, for the train with the tourist car had started up.

  • She had been too careful of her money to spend any for a sleeper, foregoing even a berth in the tourist car.

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower

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