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Pullman

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[ pool-muhn ]
/ ˈpʊl mən /
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plural Pull·mans. a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.
noun, plural Pull·mans for 2.
(often lowercase)Also called Pullman case . a large suitcase.
George Mortimer, 1831–97, U.S. inventor and railroad car designer.
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Other definitions for Pullman (2 of 2)

Pullman2
[ pool-muhn ]
/ ˈpʊl mən /

noun
a city in SE Washington.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pullman (1 of 2)

Pullman1
/ (ˈpʊlmən) /

noun plural -mans
a luxurious railway coach, esp a sleeping carAlso called: Pullman car

Word Origin for Pullman

C19: named after George M. Pullman (1831–97), the US inventor who first manufactured such coaches

British Dictionary definitions for Pullman (2 of 2)

Pullman2
/ (ˈpʃulmən) /

noun
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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