Definition of flatcar in English:



North American
  • A railway freight wagon without a roof or sides.

    • ‘It was a huge railway mortar, a flatcar with a giant gun on it.’
    • ‘The plantation-style tree farm, founded in 1955, started moving truck trailers loaded with trees on railroad flatcars in 1988.’
    • ‘I later learn the Friends of the Bodie Railway & Lumber Company have found and restored one of the old flatcars, now displayed at June Lake.’
    • ‘Depending on their design, flatcars can accommodate containers that are placed singly or stacked two high.’
    • ‘The canvas had slipped off onto the flatcar revealing a cannon.’