mail car
mail car mail car n. A railway car of special design used for the transportation and sorting of mail en route to its destination, and having employees of the post office inside to perform those functions. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mail-car — mailˈ cart, mailˈ coach, mailˈ car, mailˈ carriage, mailˈ drag or mailˈ gig noun 1. A cart, etc, formerly used to carry the public mail 2. A small hand cart, with long handles, for the conveyance of children • • • Main Entry: ↑mail …   Useful english dictionary

  • mail car — noun a railway car in which mail is transported and sorted • Hypernyms: ↑car, ↑railcar, ↑railway car, ↑railroad car • Member Holonyms: ↑mail train * * * a railroad car for carrying mail. [1835 45] * * * mail car …   Useful english dictionary

  • mail car — a railroad car for carrying mail. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • mail car — n. railroad car in which mail is carried and sorted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mail car — /ˈmeɪl ka/ (say mayl kah) noun a car used to carry the mail in country areas but often not specially adapted for the task …   Australian English dictionary

  • mail car — The car on a train in which United States mail is transported. Cincinnati, Lebanon & Springfield Turnpike Co. v Neil, 9 Ohio 11, 12 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • railway mail car — noun : a railroad car carrying mail that is sorted in transit compare postal storage car …   Useful english dictionary

  • mail-cart — mailˈ cart, mailˈ coach, mailˈ car, mailˈ carriage, mailˈ drag or mailˈ gig noun 1. A cart, etc, formerly used to carry the public mail 2. A small hand cart, with long handles, for the conveyance of children • • • Main Entry: ↑mail …   Useful english dictionary

  • mail-coach — mailˈ cart, mailˈ coach, mailˈ car, mailˈ carriage, mailˈ drag or mailˈ gig noun 1. A cart, etc, formerly used to carry the public mail 2. A small hand cart, with long handles, for the conveyance of children • • • Main Entry: ↑mail …   Useful english dictionary

  • mail-carriage — mailˈ cart, mailˈ coach, mailˈ car, mailˈ carriage, mailˈ drag or mailˈ gig noun 1. A cart, etc, formerly used to carry the public mail 2. A small hand cart, with long handles, for the conveyance of children • • • Main Entry: ↑mail …   Useful english dictionary

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