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freight car

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noun
  1. any car for carrying freight.
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Origin of freight car

First recorded in 1825–35
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Historical Examples

  • Once he had ridden all night in a freight-car to keep a promise that he had made the child.

    Stories of a Western Town

    Octave Thanet

  • Harry's game of cards in the freight-car had been a sequent of the game in the chapel.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • "I know where there's all the powder you want," he said, and he told of the freight-car on the siding.

  • Perhaps you got this far because you're traveling in a freight-car.

    Overland Red

    Henry Herbert Knibbs

  • The levee where his freight-car stood was pimpled with dark bulks of merchandise.