from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The last car on a freight train, having kitchen and sleeping facilities for the train crew.
- n. Obsolete A ship's galley.
- n. Obsolete Any of various cast-iron cooking ranges used in such galleys during the early 19th century.
- n. Obsolete An outdoor oven or fireplace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.
- n. The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard’s van.
- n. buttocks
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley.
- n. A car used on freight or construction trains as travelling quarters for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car. It usually is the last car of the train.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cook-room or kitchen on shipboard; a galley; specifically, the inclosed fireplace, hearth, or stove used for cooking on small vessels.
- n. A car for the use of the conductor, brakemen, etc., on a freight-train.
- n. An inclosed wagon for conveying workmen to mines.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the area for food preparation on a ship
- n. a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
It is useful to point out the desired behavior in other children-"See how nicely that boy is playing with others"-but parents should refrain from adding what he calls the "caboose"-a phrase like "Why can't you do that?"
It is useful to point out the desired behavior in other children—"See how nicely that boy is playing with others"—but parents should refrain from adding what he calls the "caboose"—a phrase like "Why can't you do that?"
And, sure enough, across the street was a bright red train caboose sitting on its own bit of track with nothing around it, carefully set up so that a child could climb up and play on the outside parts.
Feel like taking in a film at your favorite theatre but can’t find enough energy to move your caboose from the comfort of your cozy domestic den?
In fact, a caboose is a caboose when it's a caboose.
COOPER: We're looking at the private car on the train, Wolf, mistakenly called a caboose earlier.
It looked like the caboose was attached to the engine as it wound around the track in a full circle.
"caboose" -- as the cook was jocularly termed -- ordered me about with a fierce exultation, that he had one white skin that he could command!
In July, Corrado Calabro, head of Italy's telecommunications regulator Agcom, called Italy the "caboose" of European e-commerce because e-commerce generates only 3.9% of its GDP compared to the EU average of 5%.
"Don't pull out until I get back," warned Jim, as he started on a trot toward one of the rear Pullmans, called a "caboose" by the flippant Bob.