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A railway carriage or wagon from which the train's brakes can be controlled by the guard.→ brake
- ‘There are two third-class compartments and a brake van for the guard and luggage.’
- ‘The trust is also raising funds for plans to obtain new wagons and a brake van and is appealing for sponsors.’
- ‘It's taken from the rear of the train through a window in the brake van.’
- ‘The Network Rail team helped paint historic guards' and brake vans, enabling them to return to service much earlier than planned.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.