way car


noun Railroads: Older Use.

Origin of way car

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Historical Examples of way car

  • I saw the way-car emerge from the trees and approach the station.

    The Yazoo Mystery

    Irving Craddock

  • We begged piteously from everyone we met to tell us where the way-car was that went out on the stock train.

  • This man, who was in front end of way-car, was thrown to the ground.

    Railroad Accidents

    R. C. Richards

  • The instant the way-car passed it was lifted from the track.

    The Yazoo Mystery

    Irving Craddock

  • Panting, the Englishman threw himself into a way-car that was already making ten miles an hour.