Share this entry
guard's van Line breaks: guard's van

Definition of guard's van in English:


A carriage or wagon occupied by the guard on a train.
Example sentences
  • A train left the railway station with the pay for the North Eastern Railway officials in the guard's van at the rear of the train.
  • But Martin Forwood, a campaigner from Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment, pointed out that BNFL had earlier axed guard's vans from the trains, leaving drivers to cope with any accident on their own.
  • Kendall explained why these rail trips were so popular: ‘They ran special trains from Paris, but these were real party trains, lots of drinking and the use of the guard's van for dancing.’
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources