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boat train

noun
  1. a train scheduled to carry passengers to or from a landing point: The boat train to Paris was waiting at Cherbourg.
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Origin of boat train

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for boat train

Historical Examples of boat train

  • It was not until he was in the boat-train that he realised that he was about to cross the sea.

    Uncanny Tales

    Various

  • We wish you to identify a person who has arrived by the boat-train.

    The Blue Germ

    Martin Swayne

  • “They may have meant the Harwich boat-train from the north,” I remarked.

    Hushed Up

    William Le Queux

  • He then left with the intention of catching the evening boat-train to Paris.

    Science and the Criminal

    C. Ainsworth Mitchell

  • Don't you understand that I have only ten minutes in which to catch the boat-train?

    The Crime Club

    William Holt-White


British Dictionary definitions for boat train

boat train

noun
  1. a train scheduled to take passengers to or from a particular ship
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