Definition of carload in English:


Syllabification: car·load
Pronunciation: /ˈkärˌlōd


  • 1The number of people that can travel in an automobile: a carload of passengers
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    • Granted, if you are traveling with a carload of friends, hostelling might not be your most economical choice when compared to a standard hotel.
    • Marisa Choguill travelled from Ballarat with a carload of her friends.
    • Driving home after a meeting one sunny afternoon, there was a truckload of teenage boys driving beside a carload of teenage girls directly in front of me.
  • 1.1North American The quantity of goods that can be carried in a railroad freight car.
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    • Canadian National said the traffic shift would allow it to divert about 14,000 to 15,000 freight carloads annually from Chicago.
    • About 200 carloads of freight move over that stretch of rail each year, mostly hauling grain and fertilizer to elevators in Random Lake and Adell.
    • A train carrying three carloads of frozen turkeys made the final journey on the High Line in 1980.

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