railroad car

a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

three cars had jumped the rails

Syn: ↑car, ↑railcar, ↑railway car
Hypernyms: ↑wheeled vehicle
Member Holonyms: ↑train, ↑railroad train
Part Meronyms: ↑suspension, ↑suspension system

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railroad car noun (US)
A railway carriage or a railway van or truck
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Main Entry:rail

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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