railcar

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

Definition of railcar

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

Examples of railcar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also locations for railcar and locomotive maintenance and a base of operations for track maintenance personnel, Cummings said. Kyra Senese, chicagotribune.com, 22 Nov. 2021 As a railcar began inching out of Goss, its twenty-five-thousand-dollar load became a fifty-thousand-dollar load. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 The pandemic severely disrupted global shipping, which had an immediate impact on Greenbrier’s railcar business. oregonlive, 26 Oct. 2021 Milwaukee's streetcar fleet gradually diminished until the last railcar, on the Wells Street line, closed down in 1958. Grace Mcdermott, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2021 But the time had come to move beyond the 40-by-10-foot railcar, and Mixtli announced plans to move into a bigger space in Southtown, a move that finally happened in June. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Oct. 2021 Farmhouse Century-old farmhouses made the most of timber, brick and other natural materials, whether collected nearby or brought by railcar in a kit. oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2021 Renovations were recently completed on historic railcar 360 that serves as a centerpiece for Plano’s Interurban Railway Museum. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2021 Also, two tenants received more than $1.1 million in grants to provide 10 clean fuel vehicles and an electric railcar mover. Karen Caffarini, chicagotribune.com, 30 Apr. 2021

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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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1 Jan 2022

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“Railcar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/railcar. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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