I. noun Etymology: George M. Pullman Date: 1867 1. a railroad passenger car with specially comfortable furnishings for day or especially for night travel 2. a large suitcase II. biographical name George Mortimer 1831-1897 American inventor III. geographical name city SE Washington population 24,675

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  • pullman — [ pulman ] n. m. • 1884; pullman car 1873; mot angl. amér., du nom de l inventeur 1 ♦ Vieilli Wagon de luxe aménagé de manière particulièrement confortable. ♢ Adj. inv. Une voiture pullman. 2 ♦ Autocar très confortable. Des pullmans. 3 ♦ Fauteuil …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pullman — may refer to: *Pullman hotels resorts, international hotel chain *Pullman (car or coach), various luxurious railway cars, cars, buses or coaches *Pullman Company, maker of Pullman rail cars *Pullman (architecture), a long, narrow room *Pullman… …   Wikipedia

  • Pullman — bezeichnet: Eine besondere Form der Stretch Limousine, siehe Pullman Karosserie Mercedes Benz Pullman, Repräsentationsfahrzeuge von Mercedes Benz Pullman (Auto), eine US amerikanische Automarke 1905 1917 Pullman Hotels and Resorts, Hotelkette der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pullman — (homonymie) Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Pullman peut faire référence à : Patronymes George Pullman (1831 1897), ingénieur et industriel américain, inventeur des voitures lits,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pullman — Pullman, George M., geboren 1831, gestorben in Chicago 1897, Präsident der von ihm begründeten großen Eisenbahnwagenbaugesellschaft (Pullman Car Company) in Chicago in den Vereinigten Staaten. Die Pullmangesellschaft baut hauptsächlich die unter… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • Pullman — Pullman, WA U.S. city in Washington Population (2000): 24675 Housing Units (2000): 9398 Land area (2000): 9.002748 sq. miles (23.317010 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.002748 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Pullman — ☆ Pullman [pool′mən ] n. 1. [after G. M. Pullman (1831 97), U.S. inventor] a railroad passenger car with convertible berths for sleeping: also Pullman car 2. [often p ] a suitcase that opens flat and has a hinged divider inside: also pullman case …   English World dictionary

  • Pullman — car Pull man car [Named after Mr. Pullman, who introduced them.] A kind of sleeping car; also, a palace car; often shortened to {Pullman}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pullman — sleeping car on a passenger train, 1867, Pullman car, in recognition of U.S. inventor George M. Pullman (1831 1897) of Chicago, who designed a railroad car with folding berths …   Etymology dictionary

  • pullman — s.m. [dal nome del progettista amer. G. M. Pullman (1831 1897)]. (trasp.) [autoveicolo confortevole per turismo o servizi di linea] ▶◀ autobus, autopullman. ‖ bus, corriera, torpedone …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • pullman — (del inglés; pronunciamos pulman ) sustantivo masculino 1. Origen: Argentina, México. Autocar moderno con diferentes comodidades. coche* pullman …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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