freight car

noun

US
: a railroad car that is used for carrying goods

Examples of freight car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The freight car rolled over Ivy, crushing part of his left arm and both his legs, which had to be amputated. Topher Sanders, ProPublica, 13 Mar. 2024 There are a couple dozen people in this freight car alone, with dozens more riding on top of and within the other cars. David Culver, CNN, 11 May 2023 My father worked for the railroad, and our family was allocated space in a freight car on a train that was to take us out of Ukraine. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2023 Authorities said a metal beam protruding from the passing stationary freight car crashed through the window of the victim’s cab and struck him. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 15 Mar. 2023

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“Freight car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freight%20car. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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