[ poo l-muh n ]
/ ˈpʊl mən /
plural Pull·mans. a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.
noun, plural Pull·mans for 2.
(often lowercase) Also called Pullman case. a large suitcase.
George Mortimer,1831–97, U.S. inventor and railroad car designer.
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British Dictionary definitions for george m pullman (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpʊlmən) /
noun plural -mans
a luxurious railway coach, esp a sleeping carAlso called: Pullman car
Word Origin for Pullman
C19: named after George M. Pullman (1831–97), the US inventor who first manufactured such coaches
British Dictionary definitions for george m pullman (2 of 2)
/ (ˈpʃulmən) /
Philip . born 1946, British author. Writing primarily for older children, he is best known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials (1997–2000)
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