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freight train

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noun
  1. a train of freight cars.
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Origin of freight train

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for freight train

Historical Examples

  • We expected to travel on a freight-train that was due in Galesburg about nine o'clock.

    Tramping with Tramps

    Josiah Flynt

  • Is there often a freight-train waiting here when you come along?

    A Prairie Courtship

    Harold Bindloss

  • He promised he would let me know if he sent a freight-train to the Rocky Mountains.

  • Just then Mr. Harvey offered him a good salary to take charge of his freight-train.

    Foes in Ambush

    Charles King

  • He might have been riding on some freight-train which had stopped at Banbridge, and stolen across and entered the vacant house.

    The Debtor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman