Definition of Mail car
1. Noun. A railway car in which mail is transported and sorted.
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Literary usage of Mail car
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1919)
"... an action by a mail clerk for illness resulting from defendant's failure properly to heat a railway mail car after its arrival at destination, ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers: As Administered in the Courts of the by Robert Hutchinson, Floyd Russell Mechem (1891)
"Riding in baggage or mail-car.— Eiding in the baggage or mail-car of a train certainly exposes the passenger to greater risk than he would be exposed when ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A device attached to a mail-car, designed to catch up mail- bags while the train is in motion. It consists of a hinged iron bar fixed at the door of the car ..."
4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"Upon the question of the relation of carrier and passenger the court reasoned as follows: "When he left Ogden he entered a mail car in appellant's train. ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A steel mail car was put in service in 1889 and a few experimental cars were built later, but in 1907 the Pennsylvania Railroad adopted steel construction ..."
6. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by Master Car Builders' Association (1906)
"mail car. A car for carrying mail. More properly a po>tal car. Figs. 149-153. ... mail car Lamp. Figs. 3225 and 3227. See Postal Car Lamp. ..."
7. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1887)
"The most novel idea was that of constructing a mail-car on wheels, capable of being run on either the common streets of the city or on the railroad track, ..."