boxcar

noun
box·​car | \ ˈbäks-ˌkär How to pronounce boxcar (audio) \

Definition of boxcar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

boxcar

adjective

Definition of boxcar (Entry 2 of 2)

: very large the judge awarded her a boxcar figure

Examples of boxcar in a Sentence

Adjective a boxcar pile of paper
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At Leon Bridges’ concert, some of those changes were in progress – including new awnings on concession stands, plywood where new signage will be placed and a new merchandise sales space, in a boxcar near the entrance. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 9 May 2022 State’s deep roots with tubers pay off as demand sprouts; ‘this spud’s for you’ Gil LaJoie, co-owner of LaJoie Growers, uses a forklift to move potatoes onto a refrigerated boxcar at the company’s packing house in Van Buren, Maine. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 As the train slowed to a stop, a boxcar derailed from the track, causing one tanker and seven additional boxcars to derail. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2022 When a cryptocurrency transaction is made, another boxcar gets added to the train. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2021 One family lived in a boxcar, and in some houses the rooms were separated by nothing but tarpaper. Jill Abramson, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 When a cryptocurrency transaction is made, another boxcar gets added to the train. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2021 When a cryptocurrency transaction is made, another boxcar gets added to the train. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2021 The new plan will alter that profile by adding a rooftop pavilion that will house a railroad boxcar found near the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland. Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The modernist gem — a pristine example of Neutra’s boxcar style — is a fitting home for Grey. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2022 The Marian portions rove from Montana to Manhattan to Scotland and Antarctica, and read like a carnival of early 20th century American history, packed with bootleggers, treacherous boxcar rides, and tragic shipwrecks. Vogue, 29 May 2021 Dann and his father installed boxcar paneling with tongue-and-groove joints that flex when the camper is moving. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Mar. 2021 The boxcar life has its charms, as fans of Ming’s Noodle Bar have discovered in its life at The Yard at Olmos Park. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 15 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of boxcar

Noun

1831, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boxcar

Adjective

from the high numbers stenciled on the sides of boxcars

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

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“Boxcar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boxcar. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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boxcar

noun
box·​car | \ ˈbäks-ˌkär How to pronounce boxcar (audio) \

Kids Definition of boxcar

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

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