Definition of Caboose

1. Noun. The area for food preparation on a ship.

Exact synonyms: Cookhouse, Galley, Ship's Galley
Specialized synonyms: Cuddy
Generic synonyms: Kitchen
Group relationships: Ship



2. Noun. A car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train.
Exact synonyms: Cabin Car
Generic synonyms: Car, Railcar, Railroad Car, Railway Car
Group relationships: Freight Train, Rattler

Definition of Caboose

1. n. A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley.

Definition of Caboose

1. Noun. (obsolete nautical) A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel. ¹

2. Noun. (US rail transport) The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard’s van. ¹

3. Noun. (slang baby-talk or euphemistic) buttocks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caboose

1. the last car of a freight train [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caboose

cabob
cabobbed
cabobbing
cabobs
caboc
caboceer
caboceers
caboched
cabochon
cabochons
caboclo
cabocs
cabombas
caboodle
caboodles
caboose (current term)
cabooses
caboshed
cabotage
cabotages
cabotinage
cabrales
cabre
cabree
cabrees
cabrerite
cabresta
cabrestas
cabresto
cabrestos

Literary usage of Caboose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1910)
"21, the caboose of which had been stopped within a few feet of the engine of ... Whether or not any persons were on the rear platform of the caboose of the ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Maryland found only the Binnacle, a caboose, and Sugar Box.— Journal, June 23. 1790 This was the occasion of my losing my boat, caboose, &c., ..."

3. The Car-builder's Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which ...by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith (1906)
"Side Elevation of Four-Wheel caboose. Big Four. f" Fig. 512. End Elevation of Four-Wheel caboose, Big Four. ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"Where a farmer, traveling with stock, rode in a caboose car, for riding In which fares were usually collected, and through the carelessness of a brakeman ..."

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