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parlor car

Syllabification: par·lor car

Definition of parlor car in English:

noun

A luxuriously fitted railroad car, typically with individually reserved seats.
Example sentences
  • The cars illustrated in this article are the 600-627 series coaches converted by the C&O from the secondhand Pullman parlor cars.
  • There were 2 engines, baggage car, transition sleeper for staff, 3 sleeper cars, parlor car, dining car, lounge car and 4 coaches.
  • Those darn standard bedrooms are too small for a long trip (except on the Starlight - the parlour car and entertainment make a standard bedroom OK there), but at least the luggage rack was close by for extra storage.

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