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boxcar Syllabification: box·car
Pronunciation: /ˈbäksˌkär/

Definition of boxcar in English:


North American
An enclosed railroad freight car, typically with sliding doors on the sides.
Example sentences
  • Workers for Skywork, a Gibson City-based firm, have started sandblasting a boxcar and a caboose on the north side of the museum grounds.
  • The TLC will handle lumber, steel, aluminum and food products, and is designed to load and unload all types of railcars from centerbeams to boxcars and gondolas.
  • Several Western Maryland cars were alongside along with a boxcar and caboose.
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