boat train

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

Origin of boat train

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby boat train Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use boat train in a sentence

  • He turned on his heel and stalked haughtily in the direction of the boat train.

    Berry And Co. | Dornford Yates
  • He'd inquire when he got to Rome if they didn't perhaps run a boat-train down, just before sailing time.

    Rough-Hewn | Dorothy Canfield
  • Two days later, as I intended to write you but didn't, I caught the boat-train for Cherbourg.

    The Prairie Wife | Arthur Stringer
  • There was the sudden excited clamour of many voices and the boat-train, late and overcrowded, had come in!

    The Riddle of the Purple Emperor | Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
  • He took us to the Gare du Nord, where we would just have time to eat something, and catch the boat train for Calais.

    The Motor Maid | Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson

British Dictionary definitions for boat train

boat train

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

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