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 Don’t skip out on the dining car as it’s a great way to meet people and make new friends. Julia Ries, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2021 For a special treat, opt for the dining car and select from such freshly prepared lunches as crab cake sandwiches and salads. Roger Sands, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Trains are all about schedules, and my car attendant, George, booked me for lunch in the dining car at 12:45. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2021 Another differentiating factor for this Rocky Mountaineer route is its food and beverage program, which forgoes a classic dining car for an eat-at-your-seat approach with individual tray tables. Will Mcgough, CNN, 16 Aug. 2021 But the best part of the dining car is the conversation. Nylah Burton, Vogue, 6 Aug. 2021 Constructed like a passenger train dining car, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner where service is quick, friendly, and the food is consistently delicious. Kimberly Lyn, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2021 The forward cars include a large owner’s suite, guest rooms for 18, gym and spa, dining car, and public areas that can accommodate everything from live theater to art shows. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 1 July 2021 While other passenger trains came before (the Great Northern was built in the 1890s), the Empire Builder offered travelers unparalleled comfort, with spacious sleeping cars and a dining car offering up fresh fish, lamb and prime rib. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of dining car

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dining car was in 1838

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2 Oct 2021

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“Dining car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dining%20car. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dining car

: a railroad car in which meals are served

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