parlor car

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Origin of parlor car

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of parlor car

  • Gilderman walked forward along the platform to the parlor-car.

    Rejected of Men

    Howard Pyle

  • The professor was in the smoking-car, his daughter and Florian in the parlor-car.

    Double Trouble

    Herbert Quick

  • "Get my bag from seat 12, parlor-car," said Dr. Blake to the porter.

    The House of Mystery

    William Henry Irwin

  • For health, this was a different creature from the one whom he had studied in the parlor-car.

    The House of Mystery

    William Henry Irwin

  • Think of Jathrop being a cat overnight and coming in a parlor-car next day!

British Dictionary definitions for parlor car

parlor car

  1. (in the US and Canada) a comfortable railway coach with individual reserved seats
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