[ treyn-lohd ]

  1. the cargo or passenger capacity of a train.

  2. a specified minimum number of loaded cars or tons of cargo necessary to secure a special rate (trainloadrate ).

Origin of trainload

First recorded in 1880–85; train + load

Words Nearby trainload Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trainload in a sentence

  • The second measure of effective operation for the production of increasing returns, is concentration in the trainload.

  • The trainload is generally adopted today as the unit of operation, measuring the cost of service.

  • To raise the average trainload on the Wabash from 196 tons in 1890 to 386 tons in 1908 is also worthy of note.

  • The expenses of operation must be more uniformly distributed over the cargo than in the case of a trainload.

  • It was a trainload of soldiers approaching, like all the others, with an ovation of shouts, acclamations and whistling.

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