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A railroad car with individual seats instead of long benches; a parlor car.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was the first class a/c chair car compartment.’
- ‘An air-conditioned chair car ticket costs Rs.365 and second class, Rs.132, inclusive of catering charges.’
- ‘In the train's single AC chair car coach that accommodates 72 passengers, there were only 10.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.