dining car

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Origin of dining car

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
Also called diner, especially British, restaurant car.
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Historical Examples of dining car

  • She had liked the Pullman and the dining-car and the Boston hotel.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • We ate our dinner, and a very good dinner it was, in the dining-car.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "First call to dinner in the dining-car," he boomed out in a heavy bass.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • "Me for the dining-car," declared Steve when the conductor had moved on.

    Left End Edwards

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • To the front were a baggage and a dining-car and to the rear an observation car.

British Dictionary definitions for dining car

dining car

  1. a railway coach in which meals are served at tablesAlso called: restaurant car
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