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Dining car   /dˈaɪnɪŋ kɑr/   Listen
Dining car

noun
1.
A passenger car where food is served in transit.  Synonyms: buffet car, diner, dining compartment.






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"Dining car" Quotes from Famous Books



... over the usual dining-car repast. In the first place, though it does not comprise bread and butter, coffee or tea, or dessert, it provides an ample supply of meat and vegetables at a moderate price. In the second place, though served at a fixed price, it bears no resemblance to the old-style dining car table d'hote, but, upon the contrary, looks and tastes like food. The food, furthermore, instead of representing a great variety of viands served in microscopic helpings on innumerable platters and "side dishes," comes on one great plate, with recesses for vegetables. The "Blue Plate Special" ...
— American Adventures - A Second Trip 'Abroad at home' • Julian Street

... with a white man. This does not prove that there are no such occurrences, but it certainly shows that they are extremely rare. On the other hand, in traveling through the South I have seen a white woman bring her colored maid or nurse, to the dining car and sit at the same table with herself and husband. Of course there is no suggestion of social equality or social intercourse in this, but there is a much closer relationship than is common or would be allowed ...
— The Story of the Soil • Cyril G. Hopkins



Words linked to "Dining car" :   coach, buffet car, passenger car, carriage, diner



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