trailer car


noun Railroads.

a second flatcar used for transporting an object or objects of excessive weight or length.
a passenger car, not self-propelled, included in a train of self-propelled cars.

Nearby words

  1. trailblazing,
  2. trailboard,
  3. trailbreaker,
  4. trailer,
  5. trailer camp,
  6. trailer park,
  7. trailer trash,
  8. trailer truck,
  9. trailhead,
  10. trailing

Origin of trailer car

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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