- 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
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Examples from the Web for chair car
She got a chair-car after that, but, having got into the way of it, drowsed again.The Wishing-Ring Man
But the proffer of the money for the chair-car chair broke the ice a little.
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.