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1[usually as modifier] A railway carriage giving special comfort:‘a train of Pullman cars’
carriage, wagon, compartment, van, pullmanView synonyms
- ‘The dining car waiters and Pullman porters knew it too, and they faked their Uncle Tomming to get bigger tips.’
- ‘Rather than lounging in Pullman cars and well-appointed railroad hotels, these new tourists embraced outdoor recreation and sought adventurous experiences.’
- ‘The boat trains and beautiful Pullman carriages are now replaced by the Eurostar.’
- ‘As part of that new expansion, the railroad was building a new depot at White Sulphur Springs and also rearranging the set-out tracks for Pullman cars there.’
- ‘Converted from five antique Pullman rail carriages, The Sidings Hotel and Restaurant cuts a distinctive figure on the edge of the East Coast Main Line.’
- 1.1 A train consisting of Pullman carriages.
- ‘Only a council of a town founded on the locomotive industry could be so loco as to even think about pulling the Pullman service!’
- ‘Gner says that extra first-class capacity was needed on the 7.20 am service from Leeds so a 225 Pullman was introduced, but the train is unable to run on the Airedale line.’
- 1.2North American A large suitcase designed to fit under the seat in a Pullman carriage.
- ‘The 28" Two Compartment Pullman Suitcase is the perfect fit for any frequent traveler.’
- ‘Still, at 10 cubic feet in size, the trunk will haul four 26-inch Pullman suitcases or a baby stroller.’
Mid 19th century: named after George M. Pullman (1831–97), its American designer.
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