noun, plural Pull·mans for 2.
Definition for pullman (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for pullman
The president of the Montgomery NAACP, Pullman porter E. D. Nixon, saw an opportunity.
They are in a Pullman, with her maid and plenty of people; and she expressly gave him leave to go with her.An Unsocial Socialist|George Bernard Shaw
Bob, shaking the rain off his coat, nodded absent-mindedly and the trainman went forward while Bob returned to the Pullman.Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery|Graham M. Dean
I preferred, and still prefer, the European variety of Pullman.Your United States|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for pullman (1 of 2)
noun plural -mans
Word Origin for Pullman
British Dictionary definitions for pullman (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for pullman
sleeping car on a passenger train, 1867, Pullman car, in recognition of U.S. inventor George M. Pullman (1831-1897) of Chicago, who designed a railroad car with folding berths.
The Pullman Sleeping Car.--"The Western World." This splendid specimen of car architecture, being one of a number of sleeping-cars to be completed for the Michigan Central road, by Mr. Pullman, has created a great sensation among railway circles east. ... The car itself is admitted by all who have seen it to be, in the matter of sleeping and cooking accessories, and superb finish, the ne plus ultra of perfection. Nothing before has been seen to equal, much less surpass it. ["Western Railroad Gazette," Chicago, quoted in "Appleton's Illustrated Railway and Steam Navigation Guide," New York, June, 1867]