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Definition of "car-load" [car-load]

  • The load carried by a car, especially a freight-car; a customary unit of measure in the United States, equal to 70 barrels of salt, 90 barrels of flour, 9,000 feet of boards, 340 bushels of wheat, 430 bushels of potatoes, etc. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "car-load" in a sentence
  • "It is printed on paper made apparently from gray oatmeal, pressed between illustrated covers seven times too vivid to be called garish, and shipped in car-load lots to all points of the English-speaking compass."
  • "In the hours as day transitions to night, commuters are rushing to get home; people are jogging and walking their dogs; and families are heading out to dinner or to sports practice, with a car-load of distractions."
  • "You can make gay jokes in an air of conviviality and inclusion (‘never cut up a car-load of gays’)."
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