Pullman

noun Pull·man \ ˈpu̇l-mən \

Definition of Pullman

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

Origin and Etymology of pullman

George M. Pullman


Pullman

biographical name Pull·man \ ˈpu̇l-mən \

Definition of Pullman

George Mortimer 1831–1897 American inventor

Pullman

geographical name Pull·man \ ˈpu̇l-mən \

Definition of Pullman

city in southeastern Washington south of Spokane population 29,799

PULLMAN Defined for English Language Learners

Pullman

noun

Definition of Pullman for English Language Learners

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


Pullman

noun

Definition of Pullman for English Language Learners

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


Pullman

noun

Definition of Pullman for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about pullman


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Pullman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a man who seduces many women

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!