hopper car

[ hop-er kahr ]
/ ˈhɒp ər ˌkɑr /

noun Railroads.

a freight car, usually open at the top and containing one or more hoppers so that bulk cargo can be quickly discharged through its bottom.

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Origin of hopper car

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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