Sleeping car

Sleeping car
Car Car, n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. {Chariot}.] 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart. [1913 Webster]

2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See {Train}. [1913 Webster]

3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic]. [1913 Webster]

The gilded car of day. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The towering car, the sable steeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper. [1913 Webster]

The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. The cage of a lift or elevator. [1913 Webster]

6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc. [1913 Webster]

7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Car coupling}, or {Car coupler}, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.]

{Dummy car} (Railroad), a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.

{Freight car} (Railrood), a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.]

{Hand car} (Railroad), a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.]

{Horse car}, or {Street car}, an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.]

{Palace car}, {Drawing-room car}, {Sleeping car}, {Parlor car}, etc. (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sleeping-car — ⇒SLEEPING CAR, SLEEPING, subst. masc. CH. DE FER, vieilli. Wagon lit. Couloir d un sleeping; garçon de sleeping. Comme ils voyageaient en troisième, ils ne virent qu à l arrivée la comtesse de Baraglioul et sa fille aînée qu amenait de Paris le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sleeping car — Sleeping Sleep ing, a. & n. from {Sleep}. [1913 Webster] {Sleeping car}, a railway car or carrriage, arranged with apartments and berths for sleeping. {Sleeping partner} (Com.), a dormant partner. See under {Dormant}. {Sleeping table} (Mining), a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleeping car — / sli:piŋ kɑ:/, it. /zlipin kar/ locuz. ingl. [comp. di sleeping, sost. verbale di (to ) sleep dormire , e car carrozza, vagone ], usata in ital. come s.m. (ferr.) [vagone ferroviario fornito di letti] ▶◀ vagone (o carrozza) letto, wagon lit.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • sleeping-car — /zˈlipin kar, ingl. ˈsliːpɪŋˌkɑ(r)/ [vc. ingl., comp. di sleeping, propriamente gerundio di to sleep «dormire» e car «carrozza»] s. m. inv. (ferr.) vettura letto, vagone letto, wagon lit (fr.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • sleeping car — sleeping cars N COUNT A sleeping car is a railway carriage containing beds for passengers to sleep in at night …   English dictionary

  • sleeping car — (Brit. also sleeping carriage) ► NOUN ▪ a railway carriage provided with beds or berths …   English terms dictionary

  • sleeping car — (ingl.; pronunc. [eslípin cár]) m. Coche cama …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • sleeping-car — |celipimg car| s. m. Carruagem cama (nos caminhos de ferro).   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • sleeping car — ☆ sleeping car n. a railroad car equipped with berths, compartments, etc. for passengers to sleep in …   English World dictionary

  • sleeping car — n a railway carriage with beds for passengers to sleep in = ↑sleeper …   Dictionary of contemporary English