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A luxuriously fitted railroad car, typically with individually reserved seats.
- ‘There is also the body of a Northern Texas Traction parlor car, 409.’
- ‘There were 2 engines, baggage car, transition sleeper for staff, 3 sleeper cars, parlor car, dining car, lounge car and 4 coaches.’
- ‘The cars illustrated in this article are the 600-627 series coaches converted by the C&O from the secondhand Pullman parlor cars.’
- ‘Those darn standard bedrooms are too small for a long trip (except on the Starlight - the parlour car and entertainment make a standard bedroom OK there), but at least the luggage rack was close by for extra storage.’
- ‘(Never lacking for good metaphors, Brooks wrote that hedge funds were the ‘parlor cars on the new gravy train’).’
parlor car/ˈpärlər kär/
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