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sleeping car

Line breaks: sleep|ing car
(British also sleeping carriage)

Definition of sleeping car in English:

noun

A railway carriage provided with beds or berths.
Example sentences
  • The train consisted of 2 engines, baggage car, 3 coaches, lounge car, dining car, 2 sleeping cars and 3 freight cars.
  • Our train was a bunch of First-class sleeping cars and a dining car.
  • It may be slower than a plane, bus or car, but for long-distance trips it has its good sides - a toilet, a dining car and a sleeping car.

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