rolling stock

noun

Definition of 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 The infrastructure funding will help Amtrak upgrade its rolling stock over the next decade. Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2021 When equipped with the optional 37-inch rolling stock, the Raptor takes the lead across the board with a 33.1 degree approach, 24.4 degree breakover and 24.9 degree departure. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 In contrast, Amtrak has been plagued by aging rolling stock (some of its rail cars date back almost to its inception 50 years ago) and sagging on-time performance. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2021 Amtrak has signed a mammoth contract with manufacturing company Siemens Mobility for 83 new train sets, part of a $7.3 billion plan to upgrade its rolling stock over the next decade. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021 Amtrak has signed a mammoth contract with manufacturing company Siemens Mobility for 83 new train sets, part of a $7.3 billion plan to upgrade its rolling stock over the next decade. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021 New railway yards, extra locomotives and rolling stock and experienced railwaymen from Britain and the US drove a massive increase in capacity during the war. Ben Jones, CNN, 15 Aug. 2021 Amtrak has signed a mammoth contract with manufacturing company Siemens Mobility for 83 new train sets, part of a $7.3 billion plan to upgrade its rolling stock over the next decade. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021 Amtrak has signed a mammoth contract with manufacturing company Siemens Mobility for 83 new train sets, part of a $7.3 billion plan to upgrade its rolling stock over the next decade. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021

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First Known Use of rolling stock

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rolling stock was in 1847

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21 Nov 2021

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“Rolling stock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rolling%20stock. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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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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