Pullman car

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pullman car luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pullman car A kind of sleeping car; also, a palace car; -- often shortened to Pullman.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after Mr. Pullman, who introduced them

Usage

In literature:

Following a light lunch in our dining car we soon got our football clothes, and, in a short time, the palatial Pullman car was transformed.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
And I should judge, by the depth it is swimming in, that it is about as long as an ordinary Pullman car.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
It must be as tiny as those on the Pullman cars.
"Billy Whiskers' Adventures" by Frances Trego Montgomery
I had to sit down and have the whole Pullman-car episode inflicted on me a second time.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)" by Various
And confinement for only a few hours in a Pullman car had made them very restless.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
Nevertheless, travelers at that day had some pleasures which could be advantageously compared with the ease and comfort of the Pullman car.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
THE PULLMAN SLEEPING CAR.
"The Life and Adventures of Nat Love" by Nat Love
Youh has got a ticket fo' de Pullman car, an' dis am it, sah.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
One of the Pullman cars showed signs of a hot box, and a moment later the wheel burst into a mass of flame.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
That book was written a dozen years ago to advertise Pullman cars.
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
***

In poetry:

Then let your Pullman cars
Go roaring to the West,
Till, watched by lonelier stars,
The cactus lifts its crest.
There, on that painted plain,
One ghost will rise again.
"The Ghost Of The New World" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

On that date, a group of Pullman porters formed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, America's first African American labor union .
ASR to run Pullman car near Utica.
Ben Isaacs became a Pullman porter in 1936 and spent more than three decades serving first-class passengers in luxury sleeping cars, then a much-coveted job for African Americans.
Pullman car's commemorative plaque is back in place.
PULLMAN — Carly Noyes scored 24 points and Tia Presley had 21 as Washington State got its first win of the season with a 79-69 victory over Monmouth on Friday night.
A master public relations man, Pullman made sure that when President Abraham Lincoln died, a Pullman car returned his body to Illinois.
Diagram of the Adirondack Club Pullman Sleeping Car.
Lake Placid, NY, Oct 25, 2012 — A company that operates railroads across the US says it wants to begin offering overnight excursions to Lake Placid on " Pullman " sleeper cars.
Pullman car's commemorative plaque is back in place.
Schematic of the restored Pullman car called "Adirondack Club," which was built in 1950 for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
ASR to run Pullman car near Utica .
***