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[treyn-lohd] /ˈtreɪnˌloʊd/
noun, Railroads.
the cargo or passenger capacity of a train.
a specified minimum number of loaded cars or tons of cargo necessary to secure a special rate (train·load rate)
Origin of trainload
First recorded in 1880-85; train + load Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This shipper is the sort who gives the railroad tonnage in trainload lots.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • But when I do come I'll probably have a trainload of directors, commissioners, stockholders.

    The U.P. Trail Zane Grey
  • That trainload of workers is arriving; there's trouble, rioting or something.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • But during the night a trainload of strike-breakers came from Chicago.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • Guess they wanted the trainload of rations we were guarding.

    The Pride of Palomar

    Peter B. Kyne
  • Of the two coffee urns kept filled in readiness for the rush in serving a trainload of passengers, only one was now heated.

    Laramie Holds the Range

    Frank H. Spearman
  • Two or three times a week a trainload of two hundred or more of these pitiful creatures arrived, many of them in a dying state.

    Idling in Italy Joseph Collins
  • I did enough mental and 'charming personality' work to sell a trainload of mules to a business man.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • It was a trainload of soldiers approaching, like all the others, with an ovation of shouts, acclamations and whistling.

    The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Limber unsaddled his pony in the Cowboys' Rest, after the trainload had pulled out.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker

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