car float


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car float

[′kär ‚flōt]
(naval architecture)
A barge with railroad tracks on its deck, used to carry railroad cars in harbors or inland waterways.
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The renovation program is necessary because of the rapidly increasing demand for our rail car float operation.
In addition, the program calls for a significant upgrade to the NY-NJ Rail operation, which is owned by the Port Authority and operates the last cross-harbor car float system on the Hudson River.
PAIN: Mum waits for news DELUGE: Car floats in river, top, a crushed camper van, left, and devastation at the campsite, right
What I don't get is why, whenever I'm standing on a crowded train and someone in the car floats an air biscuit, I always feel a number of accusing eyes on me.
While the car floats serenely down the road, it's difficult to believe it will be firm and responsive enough to make it worth pushing it through some quick bends.
That would be if the late great St Swithin had the power to control the weather, but I fear that as you read this on Wednesday you'll balefully look out of the window as next door's car floats past shortly followed by the dog kennel with a perplexed hound peering out.
It works a treat and the car floats over poor road surfaces with all the composure of a much bigger motor.
The car floats over everything British roads can throw at it - again very reminiscent of a Lexus.
CHAOS: A car floats in a flooded hotel in Patong, Thailand