cattle car


noun

Railroads. stock car (def. 2).
Slang. a railroad passenger car providing little comfort and few amenities.

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Origin of cattle car

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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  • He entered the yards, where a train was being made up for the south, and there he saw a cattle-car with an open door.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter|Harry Steele Morrison