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boxcar

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noun box·car \ˈbäks-ˌkär\

Simple Definition of boxcar

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boxcar

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

1856

First Known Use of boxcar

1856


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boxcar

adjective box·car

Definition of boxcar

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



Examples of boxcar in a sentence

  1. <a boxcar pile of paper>



Origin and Etymology of boxcar

from the high numbers stenciled on the sides of boxcars


First Known Use: 1903


BOXCAR Defined for Kids

boxcar

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noun box·car \ˈbäks-ˌkär\

Definition of boxcar for Students

  1. :  a roofed freight car usually having sliding doors in the sides





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