rail·​car | \ ˈrāl-ˌkär How to pronounce railcar (audio) \

Definition of railcar

1 : a railroad car
2 : a self-propelled railroad car

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Alberta has also agreed to purchase additional railcars to help move its inventory. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada Reveals Finance Package to Contend with Low Oil Prices," 18 Dec. 2018 Emergency responders examined the valves as a trainer pointed to cracks where chlorine could leak from the railcar. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "Houston produces a lot of chlorine so responders need to be prepared," 20 June 2018 Working from a converted railcar, chefs Rico Torres and Diego Galicia take deep dives into regional Mexican cooking with multicourse prix fixe menus. Mike Sutter, WSJ, "The Best Under-the-Radar Food Destination in the U.S.," 19 Oct. 2018 On September 3rd a photo of Chinese Type 99 main battle tanks and Type 86 infantry fighting vehicles headed to Russia on flatbed railcars appeared on Twitter. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s 'Vostok' Exercise Will Be The Largest Since the Cold War," 5 Sep. 2018 Trailers and railcars were flipped and a static freezer that held 24 million pounds of pork was heavily damaged. Fox News, "Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoes," 21 July 2018 The railcar and boat -- one of which took Jewish people to their deaths at the hands of Nazis, the other a lifesaver that ferried 7,700 people to safety -- had been displayed outdoors for years, vulnerable to Houston's weather. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Holocaust Museum's big artifacts take flight," 31 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of railcar

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of railcar was in 1833

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