from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.
- n. Games A pair of sixes on the first throw in craps.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enclosed railroad freight car, especially one with a sliding door (traditionally used by hobos).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a freight car covered with a roof and inclosed on the sides to protect its contents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inclosed and covered freight-car.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides
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"Hobos call a boxcar a wide-screen TV," says Snyder, dressed in a dusty pair of black overalls and layers of sweatshirts and jackets.
During the Holocaust he would have been what's called a boxcar loader, helping shove his own people onto the trains bound for Auschwitz then shocked when his political masters tossed him in ...
A "boxcar" from the Boxcar Children series was installed.
Litvack has opened what's called a "boxcar" bill, HB458, that contains no wording.
Frisco already has four employee units slated for new "boxcar" development.
Hootman's offices are in a brightly colored railroad boxcar, Pullman and caboose on the property.
Playing as a top-six forward on the Caps would certainly help boost his boxcar stats, but with Brooks Laich, Tomas Fleischmann and Alexander Semin in front of him, that will be tough to do barring an injury.
If Backstrom continues to be used as Boudreau's No. 1 option for faceoffs in the defensive zone, look for his boxcar stats to take a hit.
Feist and his crew hoped to shoot some terrifying footage of transients arriving in California by boxcar, allegedly by invitation of Upton Sinclair.
Confederacy and was imprisoned twice by Union forcesonce in the home of fellow spy Rose Greenhow and once in a boxcar in the Gulf of Mexico.
An Interview with Dara Horn in which she suggests that historical novels are more about the time in which they are written than the time in which they take place. The Q&A ends with detailed examples of the ciphers used by both the North and South during the Civil War.