cafe car

noun

ca·​fe car
kaˈfā-,
kə-
: a railroad passenger car having a kitchen, usually in the center, and one end equipped to serve meals or beverages, the other end being fitted for other uses (as coach, lounge, parlor, smoking room)

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cafe car was in 1889

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“Cafe car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cafe%20car. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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