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boxcar

noun box·car \ ˈbäks-ˌkär \
|Updated on: 5 Jun 2018

Definition of boxcar

: a roofed freight car usually with sliding doors in the sides

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First Known Use of boxcar

1851

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boxcar

adjective

Definition of boxcar

: very large
  • the judge awarded her a boxcar figure

Examples of boxcar in a Sentence

  1. a boxcar pile of paper

Origin and Etymology of boxcar

from the high numbers stenciled on the sides of boxcars


BOXCAR Defined for English Language Learners

boxcar

Definition of boxcar for English Language Learners

  • : a section of a train that has a roof and large, sliding doors and that carries goods and supplies rather than people


BOXCAR Defined for Kids

boxcar

noun box·car \ ˈbäks-ˌkär \

Definition of boxcar for Students

: a roofed freight car usually having sliding doors in the sides


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