Definition of chair car in English:

chair car


North American
  • A railway carriage with adjustable seats in pairs either side of a central gangway.

    • ‘In the train's single AC chair car coach that accommodates 72 passengers, there were only 10.’
    • ‘The reservation scheme, available now only in select trains and primarily in the sleeper class for short-notice travellers, will also be extended to all trains in sleeper, chair car, AC 3-tier and 2-tier classes.’
    • ‘It was the first class a/c chair car compartment.’
    • ‘My first ever trip was in the a/c chair car. 16 hours on board a train is as long and cramped as a trans-continental flight, but yet a memorable experience.’
    • ‘An air-conditioned chair car ticket costs Rs.365 and second class, Rs.132, inclusive of catering charges.’