boat train
noun Date: 1864 an express train for transporting passengers between a port and a city

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  • boat train — boat trains N COUNT A boat train is a train that takes you to or from a port …   English dictionary

  • boat train — boat ,train noun count a train that takes passengers to a port where they can continue their journey by ship, or a train that takes them from a port to a town or city …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boat train — n a train that takes people to or from ships in a port …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boat train — boat′ train n. rai a train scheduled to carry passengers to or from a port city • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • boat train — n. a train scheduled to be at a port in time for prompt transfer of passengers to or from a ship …   English World dictionary

  • boat train — noun a train taking passengers to or from a port • Hypernyms: ↑train, ↑railroad train * * * noun : a train scheduled to connect with a boat * * * a train scheduled to carry passengers to or from a landing point: The boat train to Paris was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • boat train — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms boat train : singular boat train plural boat trains a train that takes passengers to a port where they can continue their journey by ship, or a train that takes them from a port to a town or city …   English dictionary

  • boat train — a train scheduled to carry passengers to or from a landing point: The boat train to Paris was waiting at Cherbourg. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • boat train — noun a train scheduled to connect with the arrival or departure of a boat …   English new terms dictionary

  • boat train — noun (C) a train that takes people to or from ships in a port …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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