Definition of Slip carriage
1. Noun. A railway car at the end of the train; it can be detached without stopping the train.
Generic synonyms: Car, Railcar, Railroad Car, Railway Car
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Lexicographical Neighbors of Slip Carriage
Literary usage of Slip carriage
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1874)
"Why, this is a slip carriage!' he cried. The guard looked up over his paper, caught some impression of the group, and said to the lady, ' Yes, ma'am, ..."
2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"This slip-carriage will be attached—so strongly attached, ... A slip-carriage, like an individual, resents being " taken off," and therefore at this point ..."
3. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"This is the slip carriage for Warwick." On the platform I stared wildly about ... "slip carriage—" I began feebly. "Yes, madam." "It was, what d'you say, ..."
4. Old Seaport Towns of the South by Mildred Cram (1917)
"This is the slip carriage for Warwick." On the platform I stared wildly about for the rest of the train. A puff of smoke on the horizon showed me where it ..."
5. Railway Engineer by Railway Division (1908)
"... to retaining the heat in the slip carriage and in the carriages of the train when slipped without adding to the duties of the slip carriage attendant. ..."