parlor car


noun

a railroad passenger car that has individual reserved seats and is more comfortable than a day coach.

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Origin of parlor car

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for parlor car

parlor car

noun

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