Definition of brake van in English:

brake van

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noun

British
  • A railway carriage or wagon from which the train’s brakes can be controlled by the guard.
    More 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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