mail car



a railroad car for carrying mail.

Origin of mail car

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mail car

Historical Examples of mail car

  • And I pointed to some cartridge-shells that lay on the ground beside the mail-car.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery

    Paul Liechester Ford

  • I was on the mail-car, traversing this road in the reverse direction.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • At length a sound, and an approaching object, proved to them that the driver of the mail-car had been as good as his word.

  • Just as we coupled to the mail-car a crowd of strikers swarmed out of the dusk.

    The Nerve of Foley

    Frank H. Spearman

  • The fact was evident that Albert Cullen either had fired his Winchester up by the mail-car, or else had not fired it at all.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery

    Paul Liechester Ford