Definition of "boxcar" [boxcar]

  • A fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight. (noun)
  • Games A pair of sixes on the first throw in craps. (noun)

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Use "boxcar" in a sentence
  • ""Hobos call a boxcar a wide-screen TV," says Snyder, dressed in a dusty pair of black overalls and layers of sweatshirts and jackets."
  • "During the Holocaust he would have been what's called a boxcar loader, helping shove his own people onto the trains bound for Auschwitz then shocked when his political masters tossed him in ..."
  • "A "boxcar" from the Boxcar Children series was installed."