rolling stock


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

Examples of rolling stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But it’s expected that the most expensive repair and replacement items — new subway rolling stock — will be the first on the chopping block. Evan Simko-Bednarski, New York Daily News, 22 June 2024 Imagination won’t pay for new signals or rolling stock or refurbishing stations or installing elevators to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 11 June 2024 The money also went toward rehabilitating stations, signals, tracks and power systems as well as repair shops, to upgrade the existing rolling stock. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 7 Nov. 2023 The rolling stock behind our locomotive includes a coal car, U.S. Mail Rail Post Office 706, West Virginia Central diner 202, Western Maryland Railroad passenger cars 3607 and 835, and Chesapeake & Ohio caboose 90658. Mark Orwoll, Travel + Leisure, 5 Oct. 2023 The rolling stock on the Bald Knob excursion consists mainly of gondolas once used to carry cut trees to the mill. Mark Orwoll, Travel + Leisure, 5 Oct. 2023 On August 13 and 14, Gooding & Company comes to Monterey Car Week as the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, once again offering some choice rolling stock at its annual sale that coincides with the 70th anniversary of the world’s most esteemed concours. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 July 2021 Weaver, the union worker, said workers don't have time to inspect rolling stock the way the used to. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2023 At $150,000 a car, the Antonaccis’ rolling stock is worth about $60 million. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 28 Feb. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'rolling stock.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rolling stock was in 1847

Dictionary Entries Near rolling stock

Cite this Entry

“Rolling stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

rolling stock

: wheeled vehicles owned or used by a railroad or trucking company
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!