chair car

noun Railroads.

a day coach having two adjustable seats on each side of a central aisle.
(not in technical use) parlor car.

Origin of chair car

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chair car

Historical Examples of chair car

  • She got a chair-car after that, but, having got into the way of it, drowsed again.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

    Margaret Widdemer

  • But the proffer of the money for the chair-car chair broke the ice a little.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • She has a chair-car reservation on the Pennsylvania train leaving there at ten o'clock in the morning.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • He kin always get in somehow, ridin' the rods, or comin' blind baggage; religion sorter tags behind and waits for the chair-car.

  • She remembered that she had forgotten to pay Davidge for the seat he surrendered her in the chair-car.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes