train·​load | \ ˈtrān-ˌlōd How to pronounce trainload (audio) \

Definition of trainload

: 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 But suddenly 10,000-ton trainloads were rolling on rails more than 2,000 miles to the British Columbia port of Prince Rupert. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Edward Lotterman: Taconite layoffs manifest old debate," 22 Nov. 2019 The discord comes as Orlando faces mounting political pressure to get rid of OUC’s flagship power plants that burn trainloads of coal, adding to emissions of climate-heating greenhouse gases. Kevin Spear,, "OUC confronts manager misconduct, plunging morale | Special report," 12 June 2019 One of the company’s assets was a trainload of coal, over a million dollars’ worth, at the Cloverlick No. Campbell Robertson, New York Times, "Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.," 19 Aug. 2019 The plant would recycle trainloads of steel dust, a hazardous waste. USA TODAY, "Charlottesville remembered, drive-thru ban, ketchup karma: News from around our 50 states," 13 Aug. 2019 But the fateful Glenrowan showdown with an incoming trainload of cops doesn't go as planned, as anyone familiar with the bushranger's legend will know. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'True History of the Kelly Gang': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 6 Sep. 2019 The last trainload of coal rolled into the Navajo Generating Station near Page on Monday, marking the closure of the mine 78 miles away and starting a countdown for the plant's own darkening. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Last coal train rolls to Arizona power plant as closure looms for major polluter," 26 Aug. 2019 The excursions also are a boost to local communities, literally bringing trainloads of tourists. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "All aboard: Experience fall colors on these historic trains in Michigan," 11 Aug. 2019 Seeing China as its new dependency, Moscow sent thousands of Soviet engineers and workers and trainloads of manufacturing equipment during the 1950s. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, "The New Beijing-Moscow Axis," 1 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of trainload

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Trainload.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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