[ flat-kahr ]

  1. a railroad car consisting of a platform without sides or top.

Origin of flatcar

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; flat1 + car1

Words Nearby flatcar

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How to use flatcar in a sentence

  • Thereupon they threw a line about the shack and with the engine hauled it to the side of a flatcar attached to the train.