rail·car | \ˈrāl-ˌkär \

Definition of railcar 

1 : a railroad car

2 : a self-propelled railroad car

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Railroads operate under a simple premise: share railcars and everyone wins. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, "America’s Boxcar Pool Has a Leak in CSX," 10 June 2018 Meanwhile, private railcars continue to change hands, albeit slowly. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "Train Buffs Are Traveling Cross-Country in Super Luxe Railcars Hitched to Amtrak Trains," 22 Mar. 2018 Today visitors can tour the home and Flagler's private railcar, Railcar No. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "Palm Beach, Florida Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, Shop, Drink, and Be Seen," 6 Feb. 2017 If Metro fails to meet the Dec. 31 deadline, the Federal Transit Administration said last week that hundreds of the new stainless steel railcars must be pulled from service. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "Metro asks FTA to reconsider year-end deadline for installing safety barriers to 7000-series trains," 29 June 2018 Media: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle The Holocaust Museum's World War II-era railcar and Danish Rescue Boat won't be going anywhere for a while after their last trip. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Holocaust Museum's big artifacts take flight," 31 May 2018 Some railcars landed on Interstate 5 beneath the gray train bridge at DuPont. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "‘Everybody hated that curve:’ Amtrak engineer told of worries before December crash south of Tacoma," 10 July 2018 Steel pipe to be used in construction of an oil pipeline sat on railcars in Kamloops, Canada, last month. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada Gives Trudeau a Trump Bump After G-7 Spat," 29 June 2018 By contrast, railcar and barge manufacturer Greenbrier Cos. stands to be a net loser. Mike Rogoway, OregonLive.com, "Trump's tariffs could have muted effect in Oregon, but trade war would be a real drag," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of railcar

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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