boat train

noun

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

Examples of boat train in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to connecting together to make a boat train, each boat is individually numbered to teach your little one about counting, ordering, and number games. Christin Perry, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 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, 21 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boat train was in 1840

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“Boat train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boat%20train. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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