Definition of brake van in English:

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brake van

noun

British
A railway carriage or wagon from which the train’s brakes can be controlled by the guard.
Example sentences
  • There are two third-class compartments and a brake van for the guard and luggage.
  • The trust is also raising funds for plans to obtain new wagons and a brake van and is appealing for sponsors.
  • It's taken from the rear of the train through a window in the brake van.

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