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boxcar

[′bäks‚kär]
(communications)
One of a series of long signal-wave pulses which are separated by very short intervals of time.
(engineering)
A railroad car with a flat roof and vertical sides, usually with sliding doors, which carries freight that needs to be protected from weather and theft.
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I beckoned him out of the boxcar and he stepped down.
In the boxcars there were young and old, sick and well, mothers with their nursing babies, pregnant women, packed like sardines and weak from standing.
Each boxcar can transport four truckloads of produce.
7 million train boxcars, enough to circle the earth twelve and a half times.
But shippers that use boxcars for agricultural products saw those prices rise 5.
Newsprint makers and printers are hailing the latest Canadian Pacific Railway fleet of 625 high-capacity boxcars for paper rolls.
After returning home from his jewelry business in Budapest, the teenage Samuelson and other Jews of his village were rounded up by the Nazis and crammed into boxcars for the trip to the Auschwitz death camp.
There's a trio of punkish youths--one an upper-middle-class girl named Jesse who periodically calls her parents to let them know how she's doing--who ride boxcars as an anti-establishment statement.
These boxcars were used to transport men and horses to and from the fighting fronts.
At large MRFs and paperstock plants, wheeled loaders move loose paper grades tipped from collection trucks onto waiting trucks or boxcars.
BNSF), Forth Worth, Texas, is set to acquire 700 high-tech refrigerated boxcars over the next two years.
In May of 1995, at the nadir of economic collapse sparked by peso devaluation, residents of a down-at-the-heels Monterey railyard colony stopped a freight train and broke open boxcars filled with imported corn.