Definition of rolling stock in English:

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rolling stock

Pronunciation: /ˈrōliNG ˌstäk/


1Locomotives, carriages, wagons, or other vehicles used on a railroad.
Example sentences
  • Locomotive sheds and coaling facilities might cover many acres, and many companies developed manufacturing works capable of turning out locomotives and rolling stock.
  • The workshop in which they maintain the present rolling stock and restore old locomotives was moved.
  • In the short run the only way to obtain the necessary locomotives and rolling stock was from abroad; thus a programme of imports was implemented.
1.1US The road vehicles of a trucking company.

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Syllabification: roll·ing stock

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