dining car


: a railroad car in which meals are served

Examples of dining car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tartan upholstery on the couches in the lounge cars and the slightly frilly, chintzy decor make the communal areas feel a bit like gentlemen’s clubs of yore; the daintiness of the dining cars, like something out of a doll house kit or a film set — which is to say, 100 percent my jam. Chris Wallace, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2024 There are the historic train stations and roomy seats, plus the chance to get up and walk around, visit the dining car, or just sit and take in the scenery. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 Royal Railway – Utopia Station is a dining concept where guests arrive at an onboard rail station and board a train for a meal in one of two dining cars. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 8 Feb. 2024 There's also a vintage dining car, which was built in 1948 for the New York Central RR. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 8 Nov. 2023 Some will become sleeping cars, while others will be transformed into dining cars; still others will be able to carry outdoor recreation gear, like skis and bicycles. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Aug. 2023 The dining car, with enough four-top tables to seat 48, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a modest charge. Mark Orwoll, Travel + Leisure, 18 July 2023 Enjoy a three-course dinner in a 1930s dining car on the Champlain Valley Dinner Train, or opt for live music, fingers foods, and fun drinks with the more intimate Cocktails on the Rails tour. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 26 July 2023 One of several dining cars on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dining car was in 1838

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“Dining car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dining%20car. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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dining car

din·​ing car
: a railroad car in which meals are served

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