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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pullman, Pullman carnoun

    luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel


  1. Pullman carnoun

    A railroad passenger car; especially, one of the luxurious ones named after the eponymous Pullman Palace Car Company.

  2. Etymology: after the Pullman Palace Car Company, after George Pullman


  1. pullman car

    The sleeping car or sleeper (often wagon-lit) is a railway passenger car that can accommodate all passengers in beds of one kind or another, for the purpose of sleeping. George Pullman was the American innovator of the sleeper car.The first such cars saw sporadic use on American and English railways in the 1830s; they could be configured for coach seating during the day.


  1. pullman car

    A Pullman car is a type of luxury railroad passenger car that has sleeping accommodations. Named after the Pullman Palace Car Company, founded by George Pullman, these cars were extensively used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and were known for their comfort and elegance. Some versions of Pullman cars may also include dining or lounge facilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pullman car

    a kind of sleeping car; also, a palace car; -- often shortened to Pullman

  2. Etymology: [Named after Mr. Pullman, who introduced them.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pullman Car

    After its inventor, Pullman of Chicago.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pullman car in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pullman car in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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