Platform car
Platform Plat"form`, n. [Plat, a. + -form: cf. F. plateforme.] 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

lf the platform just reflects the order. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place. [1913 Webster]

4. A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform. ``The platform of Geneva.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

5. (Naut.) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See {Orlop}. [1913 Webster]

{Platform car}, a railway car without permanent raised sides or covering; a f?at.

{Platform scale}, a weighing machine, with a flat platform on which objects are weighed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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