Railroads. a completely enclosed freight car.
boxcars, a pair of sixes on the first throw of the dice in the game of craps.
Informal. extremely or disproportionately large: The business had boxcar profits during its first year.
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How to use boxcar in a sentence
Game pieces include two stacks of cards, a black typewriter holding the rules, 60 yellow wooden pawns, and six gray model boxcars.
A figure was running along the top of the boxcars toward the engine, looking frantically over his shoulder every few minutes.Ticktock and Jim | Keith Robertson
Where is the window to which you went afterwards to look out when you saw the police and other agents searching boxcars?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The company, which controls the railroad spur, also has control too over the boxcars that are on the track.Blue Ridge Country | Jean Thomas
Bunny and Sue crossed the street and walked along the string of boxcars, looking into those the doors of which were open.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South | Laura Lee Hope
One day all of us who were able to walk were made to fall in and march over to the railroad, where we were loaded into boxcars.Andersonville, Volume 4 | John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for boxcar
US and Canadian a closed railway freight van
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