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View synonyms for buffet car

buffet car

noun

, Railroads.
  1. a car having facilities for preparing and serving light meals.


buffet car

/ ˈbʊfeɪ /

noun

  1. a railway coach where light refreshments are served


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Word History and Origins

Origin of buffet car1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Example Sentences

Stationery, books, and magazines became features of the buffet-car.

If you travel over a certain distance you cannot miss having a buffet car; the law insists.

As the train was to be a light one, consisting of a buffet-car and a parlor-car, the party could not be very large.

You dozed off, and the rest is the natural result of a meal on a buffet car.

Imagine my feelings on learning that there was no dining or buffet car!

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