rolling stock

noun

Definition of rolling stock 

: the wheeled vehicles owned and used by a railroad or motor carrier

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Shortages of rolling stock and drivers have resulted in up to 43% of Northern Rail’s trains being delayed or cancelled each day. The Economist, "British railways are reduced to chaos by a botched timetable change," 7 June 2018 The ride circles the museum grounds and includes information on hobo culture and the museum's rolling stock. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, "Eight scenic and historic train rides in Wisconsin," 3 Apr. 2018 With the right policies, honestly executed, rolling stock, rather than livestock, could someday glide along the tracks of the Transnordestina railway. The Economist, "Latin America needs an infrastructure upgrade," 8 Mar. 2018 The ride circles the museum grounds and includes information on hobo culture and the museum's rolling stock. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, "Eight scenic and historic train rides in Wisconsin," 3 Apr. 2018 The ride circles the museum grounds and includes information on hobo culture and the museum's rolling stock. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, "Eight scenic and historic train rides in Wisconsin," 3 Apr. 2018 The ride circles the museum grounds and includes information on hobo culture and the museum's rolling stock. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, "Eight scenic and historic train rides in Wisconsin," 3 Apr. 2018 Paramilitary vehicles are more familiar to him than rolling stock. The Economist, "China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other," 31 May 2018 The ride circles the museum grounds and includes information on hobo culture and the museum's rolling stock. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, "Eight scenic and historic train rides in Wisconsin," 3 Apr. 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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rolling stock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rolling stock

: the wheeled vehicles that are owned and used by a railroad

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