Definition of trainload in English:

trainload

noun

  • A number of people or a quantity of a commodity transported by train.

    • ‘A second engine had to be brought to the scene to take the trainload of passengers on to their final destination.’
    • ‘But it was another 50 years before the exodus of eight trainloads of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia through Hitler's Germany to Britain was discovered.’
    • ‘So three trainloads of people had to catch one which was half its normal capacity.’
    • ‘That included the SS, who held trainloads of loot stolen from churches, banks, stately homes, museums and castles from around Europe.’
    • ‘These unfortunate people were forced to leave their homes and dumped in the remotest parts of Poland by trainloads promising home, help and amenities.’
    • ‘In one 19-day artillery bombardment they used 321 trainloads of shells-one year's production for 55,000 workers.’
    • ‘When, under international pressure, the Hungarian regime stopped the deportations he circumvented its orders and dispatched a last trainload to the gas chambers.’
    • ‘This gentleman sent Jack with trainloads of Yankees to the valley down around Brownsville to sell them the Promised Land.’
    • ‘Even if this growth turns flat, many of the 12 towns will be ahead of plenty of other places that are losing jobs by the trainload.’
    • ‘By contrast, there is nothing a trainload of deportees arriving at a Polish camp might have known.’
    • ‘The townspeople served 6 million troops, and there were often up to 32 trainloads of soldiers a day.’
    • ‘Adjustments were made quickly, and within a month, the first trainload of 400 patients arrived.’
    • ‘We took in trainloads of children, but their parents had to convince British officials in Vienna that they had a job waiting for them.’
    • ‘That night the cabinet rounded up the strike leaders and flooded Glasgow with tanks and trainloads of troops to break the strike.’
    • ‘Several told the story of a trainload of people that was hit and destroyed by Israeli shells in July 1967.’
    • ‘And remember, they're talking about hauling 100,000 truckloads, and over 20,000 trainloads of this stuff.’
    • ‘She said the site was next door to residential property and although the present plans were for one train a day, there was the potential for three trainloads a day.’
    • ‘Others include the trainload of silent American GIs who sat in their jeeps with the engines running for warmth as they were transported as freight during the Second World War.’

Pronunciation

trainload

/ˈtreɪnləʊd/