buffet car

noun Railroads.

a car having facilities for preparing and serving light meals.

Origin of buffet car

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for buffet car

Historical Examples of buffet car

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

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • 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.

    Aladdin & Co.

    Herbert Quick

British Dictionary definitions for buffet car

buffet car


British a railway coach where light refreshments are served
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