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baggage car

  1. a car of a passenger train in which luggage, trunks, etc., are carried.
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Origin of baggage car

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for baggage car

Historical Examples of baggage car

  • She would never subject him to the discomfort and indignity of the baggage-car.

    Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885


  • This left us with only the locomotive, tender, and one baggage-car.

    Daring and Suffering:

    William Pittenger

  • He said some people with a screeching parrot were out in the baggage-car.

    Sonny Boy

    Sophie Swett

  • Sonny Boy, with a very red face, followed the conductor to the baggage-car.

    Sonny Boy

    Sophie Swett

  • "This ain't no baggage-car," he grumbled, as he saw the suit-case in her hand.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

    Grace Livingston Hill