- freight car.
- the legal minimum weight entitling a railroad shipper to a rate (carload rate) lower than that charged for less than this weight.
Origin of carload
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A carload of German tourists had been killed the week before; there was nothing to stop them.When Your Hero’s an SOB
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I believe they are going to get hauled by the carload in November.The New Corruption Capital
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A carload of ambulance supplies was on the way from Cincinnati.
Finally I took a carload and went with it to see what was the matter.The Spirit of Sweetwater
The coroner of Westmoreland county is ordering coffins by the carload.The Johnstown Horror
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The cost of shipping a carload of hay is less than a carload of wheat.The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know
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"Where not a carload of wheat is shipped in a year," commented Gethings of the San Pablo.The Octopus