Freight car

Freight car
Freight Freight (fr[=a]t), a. Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car. [1913 Webster]

{Freight agent}, a person employed by a transportation company to receive, forward, or deliver goods.

{Freight car}. See under {Car}.

{Freight train}, a railroad train made up of freight cars; -- called in England {goods train}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Freight 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freight car — ☆ freight car n. a railroad car for transporting freight …   English World dictionary

  • freight car — freight cars N COUNT On a train, a freight car is a large container in which goods are transported. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • freight-car — freightˈ car noun (US) 1. A luggage van 2. A goods van or wagon • • • Main Entry: ↑freight …   Useful english dictionary

  • freight car — n part of a train which carries goods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • freight car — noun a railway car that carries freight (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑car, ↑railcar, ↑railway car, ↑railroad car • Hyponyms: ↑boxcar, ↑cattle car, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • freight car — any car for carrying freight. [1825 35] * * * also called  Goods Waggon,         railroad car designed to carry cargo. Early freight cars were made largely of wood. All steel cars were introduced by about 1896 and within 30 years had almost… …   Universalium

  • freight car — railroad car for carrying freight, railroad car in which goods are transported …   English contemporary dictionary

  • freight car — A railroad car for the transportation of goods, merchandise, and other property, not of passengers …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • freight car — /ˈfreɪt ka/ (say frayt kah) noun US a goods wagon; luggage van …   Australian English dictionary

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