cattle car

  1. Railroads. stock car (def. 2).

  2. Slang. a railroad passenger car providing little comfort and few amenities.

Origin of cattle car

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

Words Nearby cattle car Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cattle car in a sentence

  • A "cousin" from the North had just arrived, transported South in a cattle car filled with other celestials.

    The Higher Court | Mary Stewart Daggett
  • She found her purse and sent a liberal donation to celestials lately en route in the cattle car.

    The Higher Court | Mary Stewart Daggett
  • If you dare to stop with that ball I'll ship you back to the lumber camp in a cattle car.

    At Good Old Siwash | George Fitch