house car


Definition of house car

1 : an enclosed freight car (as a boxcar, refrigerator car, stockcar)
2 : a railroad car for handling goods to be loaded or unloaded at a freight house

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First Known Use of house car

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“House car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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