[ rohd-treyn ]
/ ˈroʊdˌtreɪn /
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a convoy of motor vehicles.
a fleet of motor vehicles traveling together in line.
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Origin of road-train
First recorded in 1955–60
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How to use road-train in a sentence
Every one who possibly could would grow or fatten something when he could just put it on a road train, and send it off to market.
The projected road train is flexible and capable of coming to the crops.
They found the cross-road train, entered, and took their seats.Anne|Constance Fenimore Woolson
The rail road train made the transit from Springfield to Hartford, 26 miles, in 33 minutes.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for road-train
Australian a line of linked trailers pulled by a truck, used for transporting stock, etc
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