parlor car

noun

Definition of parlor car

: an extra-fare railroad passenger car for day travel equipped with individual chairs

Examples of parlor car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The carriage in question here is Cygnus, which debuted in 1951 as a First Class parlor car for the Golden Arrow; later, it was also used as part of Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral train. Sandra Ramani, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2021 The train portion of the set includes four cars to build: the engine, passenger car, the tender and a parlor car. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 12 Aug. 2019 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., 752-2490; borail.org: Marvel at magnificent 19th-century steam locomotives, original tracks, and elegant parlor cars. Jill Gerston, ELLE Decor, 19 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of parlor car

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Parlor car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parlor%20car. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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