Recent Examples of boxcar from the Web
An adventurous kid, Kelly hitchhiked across the U.S. as a teen and rode an empty boxcar back east before his 16th birthday, and then joined the Merchant Marine to see the world (his first ship delivered 10,000 tons of beer to Vietnam).
The whistle came first, a warning, followed by a distant roar, and then a bump, bump, bumping, as a hundred boxcars lurched past some distant crossing.
Adjacent to the town was a gigantic rail yard where switch engines moved and assembled incoming boxcars into long trains, which would then be towed, to distant cities where their contents would be devoured for the war effort.
Looming over the boxcar, a two-story wall of historic photographs of people with a local connection to the Holocaust lends a chilling personal connection to the families and communities torn apart by hatred and violence.
The centerpiece, both literally and emotionally, is railroad boxcar #113-0695-5, used by the Nazis to forcibly transport Jews and other prisoners.
Corridor Brewery & Provisions Sky-blue vintage metal armchairs and bench seating made from the flooring of old railroad boxcars surround reclaimed wood tables with umbrellas on the Lakeview brewpub's patio for 22.
Halliburton workers from the Indian subcontinent welded metal shipping containers to create about 720 individual steel and mesh cells in boxcar-style arrangements on a site near the coast, which the captives could not see.
Appealing yet another refusal of her application, in 1957, to emigrate with her new family, Hella said she had been put aboard a boxcar to Auschwitz.
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First Known Use of boxcar
Examples of boxcar in a Sentence
a boxcar pile of paper
Origin and Etymology of boxcar
First Known Use: 1903See Words from the same year
Synonymsbig, biggish, large, bulky, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, hefty, hulking, husky, largish, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous
Antonymsbantam, dinky, dwarf, dwarfish, little, puny, shrimpy, small, smallish, undersized (also undersize)
Related Wordsastronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, Bunyanesque, cavernous, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, gigantic, gross, hellacious, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, major, mammoth, massive, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, pharaonic, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, super, super-duper, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping; excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate; abundant, ample, appreciable, copious, plentiful; fat, thick; capacious, commodious, roomy, spacious
Near Antonymsdiminutive, half-pint, infinitesimal, Lilliputian, little-bitty, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), mini, miniature, minuscule, minute, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee; petite, slender, slight, slim, thin
BOXCAR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of boxcar for Students
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