a railroad car designed to carry coal.
a car for hauling coal in or from a mine.
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How to use coal car in a sentence
Seeing the men collected in such numbers around a coal car, they approached, and heard the last half of this inflammatory speech.The Fat of the Land | John Williams Streeter
But the boys were not so successful as they had hoped to be in boarding the train and were able to get into only an open coal-car.The Hero of Hill House | Mable Hale
So when it wanted to puff smoke and go fast it told its engineer and he put some coal in the coal car.Here and Now Story Book | Lucy Sprague Mitchell
To ride a coal car to safety, without a single man pursuing him—to where?Consignment | Alan E. Nourse
All we've got to do is to dig trenches on each side of our coal car tracks and let the water run out by force of gravitation.Camp Venture | George Cary Eggleston