Dump Car | Article about Dump Car by The Free Dictionary
dump car[′dəmp ‚kär]
Any of several types of narrow-gage rail cars with bodies which can easily be tipped to dump material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an open railroad car with a rectangular-shaped body and a pneumatic unloading device. A dump car is tilted to one side or the other when freight is unloaded, and the side is opened or raised at the same time. Dump cars are used mainly for hauling ore and loose building materials on the ground of large enterprises. Dump cars have a capacity of 40 to 80 tons.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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