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

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; train + shed1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for trainshed

Historical Examples of trainshed

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

    Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies

    Alice B. Emerson

  • 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.