boxcar


1box·car

noun \ˈbäks-ˌkär\

: a section of a train that has a roof and large, sliding doors and that carries goods and supplies rather than people

Full Definition of BOXCAR

:  a roofed freight car usually with sliding doors in the sides

First Known Use of BOXCAR

1856

2boxcar

adjective

Definition of BOXCAR

:  very large <the judge awarded her a boxcar figure>

Examples of BOXCAR

  1. <a boxcar pile of paper>

Origin of BOXCAR

from the high numbers stenciled on the sides of boxcars
First Known Use: 1903

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