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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Clifford said he found the caboose about 23 years after he discovered the wreck of the Whydah in 1984, and he has preserved it ever since.
A caboose? Loesser pulled out a black marker and a piece of paper and started to draw a locomotive.
Plastic Extruders has donated Heronrib and Vynagrip matting for use in the expedition's two Cabooses. One is the main living caboose, or 'stonehage house', constructed from two 8.5m insulated containers and the other is a science caboose.
"Our caboose will be bristling with scientific instruments for NASA and the European Space Agency."
Our caboose will be bristling with scientific instruments, for Nasa, for the European Space Agency," the Daily Mail quoted Fiennes, as saying.
Suffering from dry rot and poor remodeling in the 1980s, park volunteers spent four years carefully researching and replicating original materials to make the caboose available for a return to train service.
China, the biggest developing economy, is still more a caboose than a growth engine, dependent on rich countries to buy more than 40 percent of its exports.
The reader meets a freight conductor who has spent thirty years watching the country fly past him in his seat at the back of the caboose. We learn that much of what the government decides to protect is reachable by car and is often chosen mainly for aesthetic reasons.
They had travelled in a caboose mounted on sleigh runners, for the 300-mile, 73-day journey.
Nothing fancy mind you: just a small, simple oval or figure eight with a few cars attached to the locomotive and trailed by the caboose ...
A man named Joe Smith was in the caboose, sleeping.
We have officially become breeders this week, as Loose Caboose has scanned in foal to Byron.