chair car

chair car
noun
a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
Hypernyms: ↑passenger car, ↑coach, ↑carriage

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noun
1. : a railroad passenger car having pairs of chairs with individually adjustable backs on each side of the aisle

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Railroads.
1. a day coach having two adjustable seats on each side of a central aisle.
2. (not in technical use) See parlor car.
[1865-70, Amer.]

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chair car,
U.S.
1. a parlor car.
2. a railroad car having individual chairs with adjustable, reclining backs instead of double seats on each side of a central aisle.

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n. a railroad car with individual seats instead of long benches; a parlor car

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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