Share this entry

Share this page

milk train

Line breaks: milk train

Definition of milk train in English:

noun

A train that runs very early in the morning to transport milk but also carries passengers: punctual arrival meant rising in the small hours to catch the milk train
More example sentences
  • After one successful outing at Wakefield he celebrated with a meal at the hotel and then caught the milk train back to York.
  • The milk train was traveling at around 40 miles per hour when it hit the plow at the front of the 823.
  • In 1958 a federal order stopped the flow of Vermont milk into New York, and the milk trains eventually disappeared.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure