flatcar

[ flat-kahr ]
/ ˈflætˌkɑr /

noun

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

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Origin of flatcar

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; flat1 + car1
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Example sentences from the Web for flatcar

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