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trainshed

[ treyn-shed ]

noun

  1. (in a railroad station) a shelter completely covering railroad tracks and their adjoining platforms.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of trainshed1

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; train + shed 1

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Example Sentences

In the rainburst that accompanied it, the folk upon the dock sought shelter in the trainshed, and there they were trapped.

It was a hilarious party that alighted from the taxicabs in the station and made its way to the proper part of the trainshed.

When she came out through the gateway of the trainshed, she saw a youth standing by, watching the on-coming passengers sharply.

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