coal car



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

Origin of coal car

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coal car

Historical Examples of 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