Definition of Sleeping car

1. Noun. A passenger car that has berths for sleeping.

Exact synonyms: Sleeper, Wagon-lit
Terms within: Drawing Room, Roomette
Generic synonyms: Carriage, Coach, Passenger Car
Derivative terms: Sleep

Definition of Sleeping car

1. Noun. A railroad car with sleeping facilities for passengers travelling overnight. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleeping Car

sleeping around
sleeping at the switch
sleeping bag
sleeping bags
sleeping beauty
sleeping capsule
sleeping car (current term)
sleeping cars
sleeping draught
sleeping giant
sleeping giants
sleeping hibiscus
sleeping lions
sleeping off
sleeping partner
sleeping pill
sleeping pills
sleeping policeman
sleeping policemen
sleeping room
sleeping sickness

Literary usage of Sleeping car

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

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"It gave notice that "passage, excursion and sleeping-car tickets" could be purchased at the defendant Company's office in Chicago. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Steel 80-foot day cars for 88 passengers weigh about 56 tons; 76-foot mail car, 64 tons; 72-foot dining car, 70 tons; 80^- foot sleeping car, 65 tons; ..."

3. Handbook on the Law of Bailments and Carriers by Armistead Mason Dobie (1914)
"sleeping car COMPANIES 165. sleeping car companies are not carriers. ... Not a Carrier The sleeping car company is not a carrier, either common or private. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In 1856 TL Woodruff built and patented a sleeping car embodying some features of the present type. A similar design was patented by Webster Wagner in 1857. ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"... that she called loudly for help, but that no response came to her calls from the officers or agents of the defendants in charge of said sleeping car, ..."

6. The Railway Library by Thompson, Slason, 1849-1935, Slason Thompson (1916)
"The sleeping car soon was universal in the United States. During a journey the Flemish engineer Nagel- maker became acquainted with the institution; ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Bailments: Including Carriers, Innkeepers and Pledge by James Schouler (1897)
"A. passenger in a sleeping-car left his hand-bag while he went to dinner. ... Upon his return he was directed to take his seat in another sleeping-car where ..."

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