trainload

noun
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

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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 The creation of low-pressure tubes carrying trainloads of commuters at speeds approaching 760 mph. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "In Defense of Elon Musk," 16 Oct. 2018 Typically, more than two-thirds of North Dakota’s soybean crop goes to China, shipped via ports in the Pacific Northwest: 60 pounds a bushel; 400,000 bushels carried by a 110-car train; just over five trainloads to fill a Panamax bulk ship. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "A Senate Barnburner in Farm Country," 7 Sep. 2018 Within months, roads were laid and trainloads of construction materials arrived in this once-quiet landscape. Emily Strasser, Curbed, "A secret city opens up," 8 Aug. 2018 Some say the trainloads of New Yorkers’ excrement is turning Alabama into a dumping ground for other states’ waste. Washington Post, "Alabama mayor: ‘Poop train’ finally empty; sludge gone," 19 Apr. 2018 Some say the trainloads of New Yorkers’ excrement is turning Alabama into a dumping ground for other states’ waste. Washington Post, "Alabama mayor: ‘Poop train’ finally empty; sludge gone," 19 Apr. 2018 Some say the trainloads of New Yorkers’ excrement is turning Alabama into a dumping ground for other states’ waste. Washington Post, "Alabama mayor: ‘Poop train’ finally empty; sludge gone," 19 Apr. 2018 Some say the trainloads of New Yorkers’ excrement is turning Alabama into a dumping ground for other states’ waste. Washington Post, "Alabama mayor: ‘Poop train’ finally empty; sludge gone," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of trainload

1819, in the meaning defined above

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