noun ca·boose \kə-ˈbüs\

: a part of a train that is attached at the back end and is used by people who work on the train

Full Definition of CABOOSE

:  a ship's galley
:  a freight-train car attached usually to the rear mainly for the use of the train crew
:  one that follows or brings up the rear
:  buttocks

Examples of CABOOSE

  1. <a 1950s sex symbol who was famous for swinging her caboose as she walked>

Origin of CABOOSE

probably from Dutch kabuis, kombuis, from Middle Low German kabūse
First Known Use: 1732

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