sleeping car

noun

Definition of sleeping car

: a railroad passenger car having berths for sleeping

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But the most dramatic of these protests came from Pullman sleeping car company workers, all black men, who endured brutal and demeaning working conditions for very little pay. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Trump Administration to Deport Kids Seeking Medical Treatment: raceAhead," 30 Aug. 2019 The collection also includes a sleeping car, a freight car used by NASA that carried helium and a passenger luxury car. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Texas Railroading Heritage Museum at Tomball seeks help raising funds for construction," 7 June 2019 The strike spread quickly as ARU members across the nation, in sympathy with their Pullman brothers, refused to handle any trains that included Pullman sleeping cars. Gregory Crouch, WSJ, "‘The Edge of Anarchy’ Review: Blood On the Tracks," 7 Jan. 2019 That wise rider leaned out of a sleeping car and handed over some cash. Caille Millner, SFChronicle.com, "All-American road trip — by train," 28 June 2018 The journalists were put in sleeping cars on the train, four bunks to a compartment. Nick Wadhams, BostonGlobe.com, "Pompeo eases demand that North Korea give up nuclear weapons immediately," 24 May 2018 The train was expected to continue north, with some of the sleeping car passengers being transferred to a different train. CBS News, "Brutal cold follows massive East Coast winter storm -- live updates," 7 Jan. 2018 In the late 19th century, companies like Pullman, a manufacturer of sleeping cars for trains, established such towns adjacent to their factories, even providing housing and collecting rent. Suresh Naidu, Eric Posner, Vox, "More and more companies have monopoly power over workers’ wages. That’s killing the economy.," 6 Apr. 2018 The train was expected to continue north, with some of the sleeping car passengers being transferred to a different train. CBS News, "Brutal cold follows massive East Coast winter storm -- live updates," 7 Jan. 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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sleeping car

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sleeping car

: a railroad car with beds for people to sleep in

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