plural Pull·mans. a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.
(often lowercase)Also called Pullman case . a large suitcase.
George Mortimer, 1831–97, U.S. inventor and railroad car designer.
Other definitions for Pullman (2 of 2)
a city in SE Washington.
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How to use Pullman in a sentence
She’s a reproductive biologist at Washington State University in Pullman who has studied plastic leaching.Reusable plastic bottles release hundreds of pollutants into water | Lindsey Konkel Neabore | May 18, 2022 | Science News For Students
When they arrived, a Pullman employee was waiting on the platform and handed Lincoln a telegram.He was close by for three presidential assassinations. Including his dad’s. | Gillian Brockell | December 19, 2021 | Washington Post
This neuroscientist works at Washington State University in Pullman.Search for ‘rewards’ is big driver in remodeling a teen’s brain | Silke Schmidt | April 22, 2021 | Science News For Students
Pullman also benefited from long-term conservation efforts unavailable to most neighborhoods.These Cities Tried to Tackle Disinvestment. Here Are Lessons From What Happened. | by Haru Coryne and Tony Briscoe | December 30, 2020 | ProPublica
To learn more about what was happening, they teamed up with glacial biologist Scott Hotaling at Washington State University in Pullman.On an Alaskan glacier, little green moss balls roll in herds | Beth Geiger | July 30, 2020 | Science News For Students
The president of the Montgomery NAACP, Pullman porter E. D. Nixon, saw an opportunity.
Then he goes out, gits into his Pullman section, blows his punkin whistle and departs.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
Are not Pullman cars, hotels, and theatres operating under licenses or charters insuring equal opportunities for all?The Affable Stranger | Peter McArthur
The sure-enough, knock-out round was fought at the rear end of our Pullman, which happened to be the last car in the train.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
Braceway went back to the Pullman and rejoined Bristow, who was waiting for him in the stateroom.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
Telephone the Pullman ticket office and change my berth reservation from the ten-thirty to the one o'clock train.Red Pepper Burns | Grace S. Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for Pullman (1 of 2)
a luxurious railway coach, esp a sleeping car: Also called: Pullman car
British Dictionary definitions for Pullman (2 of 2)
Philip . born 1946, British author. Writing primarily for older children, he is best known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials (1997–2000)
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