[ hand-kahr ]
/ ˈhændˌkɑr /


a small railroad car or platform on four wheels propelled by a mechanism worked by hand, used on some railroads for inspecting tracks and transporting workers.

Origin of handcar

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; hand + car1
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