[ hop-er kahr ]
/ ˈhɒp ər ˌkɑr /
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
Words nearby hopper car
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