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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a passenger car that has berths for sleeping;
[syn: sleeping car, sleeper, wagon-lit]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sleeping \Sleep"ing\, a. & n. from Sleep. [1913 Webster] Sleeping car, a railway car or carrriage, arranged with apartments and berths for sleeping. Sleeping partner (Com.), a dormant partner. See under Dormant. Sleeping table (Mining), a stationary inclined platform on which pulverized ore is washed; a kind of buddle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Car \Car\, n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf. Chariot.] 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart. [1913 Webster] 2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Note: In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train. [1913 Webster] 3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic]. [1913 Webster] The gilded car of day. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The towering car, the sable steeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper. [1913 Webster] The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. The cage of a lift or elevator. [1913 Webster] 6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc. [1913 Webster] 7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Car coupling, or Car coupler, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.] Dummy car (Railroad), a car containing its own steam power or locomotive. Freight car (Railrood), a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.] Hand car (Railroad), a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.] Horse car, or Street car, an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.] Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parlor car, etc. (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sleeping car n 1: a passenger car that has berths for sleeping [syn: sleeping car, sleeper, wagon-lit]