parlor car
noun Date: 1868 an extra-fare railroad passenger car for day travel equipped with individual chairs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Parlor car — Parlor Par lor, n. [OE. parlour, parlur, F. parloir, LL. parlatorium. See {Parley}.] [Written also {parlour}.] 1. A room for business or social conversation, for the reception of guests, etc. Specifically: (a) The apartment in a monastery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parlor 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

  • parlor car — parlor ,car noun count AMERICAN a railroad car with comfortable seats that you must RESERVE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parlor car — ☆ parlor car n. a comfortable railroad passenger car with individual seats …   English World dictionary

  • parlor car — Synonyms and related words: Pullman, Pullman car, baggage car, boxcar, caboose, car, carriage, chair car, coach, coal car, covered waggon, day coach, diner, dinghy, dining car, drawing room, flat, flatcar, gondola, local, luggage van, mail car,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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

  • parlor car — par′lor car n. rai a railroad passenger car that has individual reserved seats and is more comfortable than a day coach • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • parlor car — a railroad passenger car that has individual reserved seats and is more comfortable than a day coach. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • parlor car — train passenger car with individual reserved seats (an extra fee is charged for the ndividual reserved seats) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parlor car — A car upon a train for the accommodation of first class passengers, where beverages and like refreshments may be obtained …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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