Pullman

noun
Pull·​man | \ ˈpu̇l-mən How to pronounce Pullman (audio) \

Definition of Pullman

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a railroad passenger car with specially comfortable furnishings for day or especially for night travel
2 : a large suitcase

Pullman

biographical name
Pull·​man | \ ˈpu̇l-mən How to pronounce Pullman (audio) \

Definition of Pullman (Entry 2 of 3)

George Mortimer 1831–1897 American inventor

Pullman

geographical name
Pull·​man | \ ˈpu̇l-mən How to pronounce Pullman (audio) \

Definition of Pullman (Entry 3 of 3)

city in southeastern Washington south of Spokane population 29,799

First Known Use of Pullman

Noun

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pullman

Noun

George M. Pullman

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The first known use of Pullman was in 1867

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“Pullman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pullman. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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Pullman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Pullman

: a comfortable railroad car that carries people and is used especially for overnight travel

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