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observation car

Line breaks: ob¦ser|va¦tion car

Definition of observation car in English:

noun

North American
A railway carriage with large windows designed to provide a good view of passing scenery.
Example sentences
  • Vintage carriages (restored at a cost of $15 million) include two dining cars, two club cars, a 1948 rear observation car, and Pullman sleeping cars (compartments have twin berths and enclosed toilets).
  • The open observation car was originally Canadian Pacific, used in British Columbia.
  • The lightning show was spectacular, though the cold shower pouring in between each car discouraged us from traveling to the observation car to watch.

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