flatcar

noun flat·car \ ˈflat-ˌkär \

Definition of flatcar

: a railroad freight car without permanent raised sides, ends, or covering

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First Known Use of flatcar

1861

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FLATCAR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of flatcar for English Language Learners

  • : a railroad car without sides or a roof that is used for carrying goods


FLATCAR Defined for Kids

flatcar

noun flat·car \ -ˌkär \

Definition of flatcar for Students

: a railroad car without sides or a roof that is used to carry freight


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