caboose

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caboose

1. Railways US and Canadian a guard's van, esp one with sleeping and eating facilities for the train crew
2. Nautical
a. a deckhouse for a galley aboard ship or formerly in Canada, on a lumber raft
b. Chiefly Brit the galley itself

caboose

[kə′büs]
(engineering)
A car on a freight train, often the last car, usually for use by the train crew.
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