coal car

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noun

a railroad car designed to carry coal.
a car for hauling coal in or from a mine.

Nearby words

  1. coagulum,
  2. coahuila,
  3. coak,
  4. coal,
  5. coal ball,
  6. coal cutter,
  7. coal field,
  8. coal gas,
  9. coal heaver,
  10. coal hod

Origin of coal car

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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Examples from the Web for coal car

  • In reality it was a coal-car, bearing in one end a crouching figure and a crutch.

    Derrick Sterling|Kirk Monroe
  • He walked to the suburbs, and at nightfall he scrambled up the side of a coal-car in a train slowly moving westward.

    Tales From Bohemia|Robert Neilson Stephens