boat train


Definition of boat train

: an express train for transporting passengers between a port and a city

Examples of boat train in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city feels like Havana without the old Buicks, the signs evoking a prewar era of boat trains and Brylcreem, when superstitious carriage drivers shifted position in their seats after dark to keep the devil from sitting next to them. Rick Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Malta, Roman Ruins and Natural Wine Bars Sit Side by Side," 21 May 2020

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First Known Use of boat train

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Boat train.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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