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A luxurious railroad car.
- ‘The palace car companies received a steady income stream which, as rolling stock was amortized, yielded high profits.’
- ‘The conductors sent their reports to me, and I had to keep track of all freight cars and figure the mileage of the Pullman palace cars.’
- ‘The knowledge gained from this trade proved indispensable in the palace-car industry which he later established.’
palace car/ˈpaləs kär/
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