There are 2 definitions of Pullman in English:

Pullman1

Syllabification: Pull·man
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝olmən
 
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  • A commercial city in southeastern Washington State, on the Palouse River, home to Washington State University; population 26,920 (est. 2008).

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There are 2 definitions of Pullman in English:

Pullman2

Syllabification: Pull·man
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpo͝olmən/

noun (plural Pullmans)

[usually as modifier]
  • 1A railroad car affording special comfort, especially one with sleeping berths: a train of Pullman cars
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    • The dining car waiters and Pullman porters knew it too, and they faked their Uncle Tomming to get bigger tips.
    • As part of that new expansion, the railroad was building a new depot at White Sulphur Springs and also rearranging the set-out tracks for Pullman cars there.
    • The boat trains and beautiful Pullman carriages are now replaced by the Eurostar.
  • 1.1A train consisting of Pullman cars.
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    • Gner says that extra first-class capacity was needed on the 7.20 am service from Leeds so a 225 Pullman was introduced, but the train is unable to run on the Airedale line.
    • Only a council of a town founded on the locomotive industry could be so loco as to even think about pulling the Pullman service!
  • 1.2 (pullman) North American A large suitcase designed to fit under the seat in a Pullman car.
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    • Still, at 10 cubic feet in size, the trunk will haul four 26-inch Pullman suitcases or a baby stroller.
    • The 28" Two Compartment Pullman Suitcase is the perfect fit for any frequent traveler.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after George M. Pullman (1831–97), its American designer.

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