Definitions for caboosekəˈbus
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a car on a freight train, used chiefly as the crew's quarters and usu. attached to the rear of the train.
a ship's galley.
Category: British, Navy
Origin of caboose:
1740–50; < early modern D cabūse (D kabuis) ship's galley
galley, ship's galley, caboose, cookhouse(noun)
the area for food preparation on a ship
cabin car, caboose(noun)
a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train
A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.
The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guardu2019s van.
a house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley
a car used on freight or construction trains for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car
A caboose is a manned American rail transport vehicle coupled at the end of a freight train. Cabooses were once used on nearly every freight train. Until the 1980s, laws in the United States and Canada required all freight trains to have a caboose and a full crew, for safety. Technology eventually advanced such that the railroads, in an effort to save money and reduce crew members, stated that a caboose was unnecessary and their use has since declined; they are seldom seen on trains, except on locals and smaller railroads.
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