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Definition of "carload" [carload]

  • The quantity that a car can hold. (noun)
  • The official minimum weight necessary to ship freight at a reduced rate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carload" in a sentence
  • "(e) Shipments of more than one ownership, in carload or truckload lots."
  • "I dropped her off there, went to the drive-in alone, paid $5 per carload, which isnt the same, you know, with an empty car."
  • "Thirdly, since the nickel deposits are not only nickel deposits, but also deposits containing copper and precious metals, especially the platinum metals, it is necessary to work out processes which will recover every possible ounce of value from each carload which is mined."