chair car


: a railroad car having pairs of chairs with individually adjustable backs on each side of the aisle

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chair car was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Chair car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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