- a railroad car equipped with tables and chairs, in which meals are served.
Origin of dining car
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for dining car
She had liked the Pullman and the dining-car and the Boston hotel.
We ate our dinner, and a very good dinner it was, in the dining-car.
"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.Dave Porter in the Gold Fields
- a railway coach in which meals are served at tablesAlso called: restaurant car
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