dining car


Definition of dining car

: a railroad car in which meals are served

Examples of dining car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On his mother’s side, Brooks’ family came west by way of train; his grandfather was a Pullman porter, a dining car steward. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, "'Grow it if we can': Aquaponics pioneer reimagines food in victory gardens, 'edible landscapes'," 11 Aug. 2020 One of the trains will be used for the kitchen, and the other will be used as a dining car. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The next phase of the Foxtown development in Mequon will feature restaurants, an ice cream bar and arcade," 5 Aug. 2020 Passengers in a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad dining car, circa 1940. F.k. Plous, WSJ, "Inventing a Thanksgiving Favorite," 16 Nov. 2018 For a truly magical journey, book the circa-1930s Gourmino dining car from Chur to St. Moritz, where champagne, three-course menus, and fabulous views are served. Heidi Mitchell, Town & Country, "Skiing St. Moritz in Style," 1 Nov. 2018 In 1868, the American inventor George Pullman introduced his new designs for sleeping and dining cars. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "The Miseries of Travel," 20 Sep. 2018 Indoors, displays range from a telegrapher’s post to the elegant cutlery and dishes once used in Union Pacific dining cars. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Las Vegas' past, from a classic chapel to vintage railroad cars, on display at little-known museum," 5 July 2018 There are various scale model trains in action and visitors can step onboard a 1942 steam engine, a 1922 Pullman dining car, a 1975 boxcar and a 1950 caboose. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 The funky hybrid structure is fashioned from an antique yellow Pullman dining car that holds up to 50 diners and a red caboose tacked onto either side of the wood frame. Jill Wendholt Silva, kansascity, "Pullman BBQ in Parkville has outstanding burnt ends | The Kansas City Star," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dining car

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Dining car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dining%20car. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dining car

: a railroad car in which meals are served

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