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boxcar

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trains & railways
boxcarbox‧car /ˈbɒkskɑː $ ˈbɑːkskɑːr/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 American EnglishTTT a railway carriage with high sides and a roof, used for carrying goods
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boxcarA line of empty boxcars, ready to deliver or receive their legions of sleepers.The last boxcar was the railroad guards' heaven on wheels.Some of them travelled in fifth class, which consisted of boxcars totally bereft of comfort.It is clear that large numbers of migrants avoided the boxcars of emigrant fifth and travelled fourth.In the boxcar there were also sheep.And it was a grave responsibility, said my Papa, even down to ridding the boxcars of manure when circumstances permitted.A thin steel cord was bolted to the beam that supported the boxcar roof.And if these boxcars specially loaded were not so marked, where might our precious horses find themselves?
From Longman Business Dictionaryboxcarbox‧car /ˈbɒkskɑːˈbɑːkskɑːr/ noun [countable] American English a railway carriage with high sides and a roof, used for carrying goods SYN box wagon BrE
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