slip carriage

noun British.

a railway car detached from a moving train as it passes through a station.

Nearby words

  1. slinky,
  2. slinter,
  3. sliotar,
  4. slip,
  5. slip a cog,
  6. slip casting,
  7. slip flow,
  8. slip form,
  9. slip gauge,
  10. slip hook

Origin of slip carriage

First recorded in 1865–70

Also called slip coach. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019