Definitions for railroad car
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car, railcar, railway car, railroad car(noun)
a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
"three cars had jumped the rails"
Any railroad vehicle that is not a locomotive.
A railroad car or railcar, or railway vehicle, is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system. Such cars, when coupled together and hauled by one or more locomotives, form a train. Alternatively, some passenger cars are self-propelled in which case they may be either single railcars or make up multiple units. The term "car" is commonly used by itself in American English when a rail context is implicit. Indian English sometimes uses "bogie" in the same manner, though the term has alternate meanings in other variants of English. Although some cars exist for the railroad's own use – for track maintenance purposes, for example – most cars carry a revenue-earning load of passengers or freight, and may be divided accordingly between passenger cars or coaches on the one hand and freight cars on the other.
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