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way car

noun, Railroads: Older Use.
Origin of way car
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Fig. 249 gives a hint in regard to the way car lines get their power from a central power station.

    Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity

    Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
  • He turned, watching it as though expecting something, and as the way car passed something did happen.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • And a moment later all four of them leaped toward the train and flung themselves aboard the last platform of the way car.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • way car jumped track at middle lead switch in Pewaukee yard and switchman Jno.

    Railroad Accidents R. C. Richards

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