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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The teenager who learned about the importance of the caboose that day in Loesser's office was Jerry Herman, who went on to write Hello, Dolly
The couple lived in their caboose until a manse was attached to the tiny hospital, which contained accommodation for several patients and an attending nurse.
The Verde Canyon Railroad has numerous types of tours, with the caboose designed for private parties of six or fewer adults.
Then, kicking up a few stones, it broke the rear window in an occupied caboose of a moving freight train before catching on an automatic signal along the railroad track and leaving a 100-foot line as evidence--enough to hang the pilot
The 2-1 favourite was settled at the front of the stands side group by Silvestre De Sousa and despite hanging right in the closing stages, he still beat Loose Caboose a head.
The son of Machiavellian (2-1 favourite) was settled at the front of the stands side group by Silvestre De Sousa and, despite hanging right across the track in the closing stages, he was still able to come home a head clear of Loose Caboose.
Word History: Caboose is now a railroading word, but its origins lie at sea.
In elementary school, as a result of having a last name at the end of the alphabet, Kacie Starr Triplett often found herself at the back of the line--a position she thought of as "being the caboose.
The engineer was asleep, and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your ranch that morning.
You have to get from the caboose to the middle of the train, only the train is moving.
I hear there are plans for a coal car, a gondola and maybe even a caboose, which means plenty of work to complete for future FCCTC students