Definition of boxcar
: a roofed freight car usually with sliding doors in the sides
Recent Examples of boxcar from the Web
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.
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
Definition of boxcar
: very large the judge awarded her a boxcar figure
Examples of boxcar in a Sentence
a boxcar pile of paper
Origin and Etymology of boxcar
from the high numbers stenciled on the sides of boxcars
First Known Use: 1903See Words from the same year
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
: a roofed freight car usually having sliding doors in the sides
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