Palace car
Car Car, n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. {Chariot}.] 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart. [1913 Webster]

2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See {Train}. [1913 Webster]

3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic]. [1913 Webster]

The gilded car of day. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The towering car, the sable steeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper. [1913 Webster]

The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. The cage of a lift or elevator. [1913 Webster]

6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc. [1913 Webster]

7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Car coupling}, or {Car coupler}, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.]

{Dummy car} (Railroad), a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.

{Freight car} (Railrood), a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.]

{Hand car} (Railroad), a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.]

{Horse car}, or {Street car}, an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.]

{Palace car}, {Drawing-room car}, {Sleeping car}, {Parlor car}, etc. (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Palace car — Palace Pal ace (p[a^]l [asl]s; 48), n. [OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium, fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence. Cf. {Paladin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The residence of a sovereign, including the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palace-car — palˈace car noun A sumptuously furnished railway car • • • Main Entry: ↑palace …   Useful english dictionary

  • palace car — noun a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs • Syn: ↑parlor car, ↑parlour car, ↑drawing room car, ↑chair car • Hypernyms: ↑passenger car, ↑coach, ↑carriage …   Useful english dictionary

  • palace car — See stock car …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Pullman Palace Car Company — Außenansicht eines Pullman Wagens Die Pullman Palace Car Company, die von George Mortimer Pullman gegründet wurde, stellte von Mitte bis Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts bis in die ersten Jahrzehnte des 20. Jahrhunderts, also in der Boomzeit des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pullman Palace Car Co. v. Speck — SCOTUSCase Litigants=Pullman Palace Car Co. v. Speck ArgueDateA= ArgueDateB= ArgueYear= DecideDate=January 5 DecideYear=1885 FullName=Pullman Palace Car Co. v. Speck USVol=113 USPage=84 Citation= Prior= Subsequent= Holding= SCOTUS=1882 1887… …   Wikipedia

  • palace — [ palas ] n. m. • 1905; mot angl., du fr. palais ♦ Grand hôtel de luxe. « L hôtel de luxe est ce qu on appelle un “palace”, réservé en principe à une clientèle riche » (Leiris). Descendre dans un palace. Fam. Mener la vie de palace. ● palace nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Palace — Pal ace (p[a^]l [asl]s; 48), n. [OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium, fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence. Cf. {Paladin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palace court — Palace Pal ace (p[a^]l [asl]s; 48), n. [OE. palais, F. palais, fr. L. palatium, fr. Palatium, one of the seven hills of Rome, on which Augustus had his residence. Cf. {Paladin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The residence of a sovereign, including the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Car — Car, n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. {Chariot}.] 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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