What does caboose mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. galley, ship's galley, caboose, cookhouse(noun)

    the area for food preparation on a ship

  2. cabin car, caboose(noun)

    a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train


  1. caboose(Noun)

    A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.

  2. caboose(Noun)

    The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard's van.

  3. caboose(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Caboose(noun)

    a house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley

  2. Caboose(noun)

    a car used on freight or construction trains for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car

  3. Origin: [Cf. D. kabuis, kombuis, Dan. kabys, Sw. kabysa, G. kabuse a little room or hut. The First part of the word seems to be allied to W. cab cabin, booth. Cf. Cabin.]


  1. Caboose

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caboose

    ka-bōōs′, n. the kitchen or cooking-stove of a ship. [Dut. kombuis; cf. Ger. kabuse.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. caboose

    The cook-room or kitchen of merchantmen on deck; a diminutive substitute for the galley of a man-of-war. It is generally furnished with cast-iron apparatus for cooking.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caboose in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caboose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • BremserhäuschenGerman
  • pompis, colita, poto, furgón de cola, pompi, vagón de colaSpanish
  • jarruvaunu, kapyysi, peppuFinnish
  • cambuseFrench
  • cabooseLatin
  • poep, achterste, kombuisDutch
  • тормозной вагон сзади, задница, задний тормозной вагон, камбузRussian

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