noun Railroads.

the cargo or passenger capacity of a train.
a specified minimum number of loaded cars or tons of cargo necessary to secure a special rate (train·load rate).

Origin of trainload

First recorded in 1880–85; train + load Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trainload

Historical Examples of trainload

  • This shipper is the sort who gives the railroad tonnage in trainload lots.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford

  • But when I do come I'll probably have a trainload of directors, commissioners, stockholders.

  • That trainload of workers is arriving; there's trouble, rioting or something.


    Clement Wood

  • But during the night a trainload of strike-breakers came from Chicago.

    In the Heart of a Fool

    William Allen White

  • Guess they wanted the trainload of rations we were guarding.