wagon-lit

noun
wa·​gon-lit | \ vä-gōⁿ-ˈlē How to pronounce wagon-lit (audio) \
plural wagons-lits or wagon-lits\ vä-​gōⁿ-​ˈlē(z) How to pronounce wagon-lits (audio) \

Definition of wagon-lit

: a railroad sleeping car

First Known Use of wagon-lit

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wagon-lit

French, from wagon railroad car + lit bed

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The first known use of wagon-lit was in 1884

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“Wagon-lit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wagon-lit. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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