railway car

Definitions of railway car
  1. noun
    a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    synonyms: car, railcar, railroad car
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    baggage car, luggage van
    a railway car where passengers' bags are carried
    cabin car, caboose
    a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
    club car, lounge car
    railroad car having a bar and tables and lounge chairs
    freight car
    a railway car that carries freight
    guard's van
    the car on a train that is occupied by the guard
    handcar
    a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor
    mail car
    a railway car in which mail is transported and sorted
    carriage, coach, passenger car
    a railcar where passengers ride
    slip carriage, slip coach
    a railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train
    tender
    car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
    van
    (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight
    boxcar
    a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides
    cattle car
    a freight car for transporting cattle
    coal car
    freight car with fixed sides and no roof; for transporting coal
    buffet car, diner, dining car, dining compartment
    a passenger car where food is served in transit
    flat, flatbed, flatcar
    freight car without permanent sides or roof
    gondola, gondola car
    a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
    nonsmoker, nonsmoking car
    a passenger car for passengers who want to avoid tobacco smoke
    chair car, drawing-room car, palace car, parlor car, parlour car
    a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
    Pullman, Pullman car
    luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel
    refrigerator car
    a freight car that is equipped with refrigeration system
    sleeper, sleeping car, wagon-lit
    a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
    smoker, smoking car, smoking carriage, smoking compartment
    a passenger car for passengers who wish to smoke
    tank, tank car
    a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk
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    wheeled vehicle
    a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
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