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boxcar

[ boks-kahr ]
/ ˈbɒksˌkɑr /
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noun
Railroads. a completely enclosed freight car.
boxcars, a pair of sixes on the first throw of the dice in the game of craps.
adjective
Informal. extremely or disproportionately large: The business had boxcar profits during its first year.
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Origin of boxcar

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; box1 + car1
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British Dictionary definitions for boxcar

boxcar
/ (ˈbɒksˌkɑː) /

noun
US and Canadian a closed railway freight van
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