dining car


: a railroad car in which meals are served

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Glass-dome coaches allow passengers to maximize passing vistas of the stunning mountain scenery; the Gold Leaf service even has a bi-level dome, with seats on the upper level and the dining car below, as well as large outdoor viewing platforms. Devorah Lev-tov, Robb Report, 24 Dec. 2022 Imagine chugging past glittering lochs, breathtaking glens, and vast moors, all while enjoying a meal in a stately dining car or relaxing in a plush cabin. Marisel Salazar, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Dec. 2022 On one occasion, according to the pacifist Bronson Clark, Rustin was traveling through Texas on a train carrying seven German POWs who were being taken to the dining car for an early meal. Daniel Akst, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2022 At Malmo Central Station, the night train stopped for a scheduled hour, so the dining car could come off and sleeper coaches could be added. Meg Kelly, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2022 The dining car that houses the Historic Village Diner dates back to the 1920s. Janaya Wecker And Marlisse Cepeda, Country Living, 29 Sep. 2022 The dining car is now only for sleeper-car passengers (or on some lines, business-class passengers), for whom a full breakfast, lunch and three-course dinner are included with the booking. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 Two sides of the exterior of the train slide in and out to expose the dining car. Michelle F. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 25 May 2022 The service provides guests with spacious seats in a domed car, access to an outdoor viewing platform, meals in the dining car, and access to a private bar. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

dining car

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

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