train·​load ˈtrān-ˌlōd How to pronounce trainload (audio)
: the full freight or passenger capacity of a railroad train
also : a load that fills a train

Examples of trainload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Modern-day Vanderbilts should expect a trainload of paperwork. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, 30 Apr. 2023 Camps and sanitariums opened for business, and welcomed trainload upon trainload of them. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2022 In the waning days of the war, in April 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis fled Richmond with a trainload of what was left of the Confederate treasury in gold and silver. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 The Russian Defense Ministry released footage of a trainload of armored vehicles leaving Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014. Jill Lawless, ajc, 16 Feb. 2022 Russian Defense Ministry video showed a trainload of armored vehicles moving across a bridge away from Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014., 16 Feb. 2022 Likewise, a sequence in which the trio and a trainload of passengers traverse Italy, until a trestle very close to collapse interrupts their journey. John Anderson, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 Atlanta defamation lawyer Lin Wood first latched onto the family, and brought in John Pierce, a civil litigator from Los Angeles with a trainload of personal baggage. Bruce Vielmetti, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trainload was in 1819

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“Trainload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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