Pullman

noun

Pull·​man ˈpu̇l-mən How to pronounce Pullman (audio)
1
: a railroad passenger car with specially comfortable furnishings for day or especially for night travel
2
: a large suitcase

Word History

Etymology

George M. Pullman

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pullman was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Pullman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pullman. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Pullman

noun
Pull·​man ˈpu̇l-mən How to pronounce Pullman (audio)
: a railroad passenger car with comfortable furnishings especially for night travel

Geographical Definition

Pullman

geographical name

Pull·​man ˈpu̇l-mən How to pronounce Pullman (audio)
city in southeastern Washington south of Spokane population 29,799

Biographical Definition

Pullman

biographical name

Pull·​man ˈpu̇l-mən How to pronounce Pullman (audio)
George Mortimer 1831–1897 American inventor

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