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Carload   /kˈɑrlˌoʊd/   Listen
Carload

noun
1.
A gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile.
2.
The amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car.  Synonyms: boatload, shipload.






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"Carload" Quotes from Famous Books



... freight charge per barrel for a carload of oil from Titusville to New York, and the return of the empty barrels, was $3.50.[1] To this figure was added the cost of transportation by pipe-line from Pithole to Titusville, $1.00; cost of barreling, 25 cents; ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885 • Various

... doing business in one of the large towns in northern Indiana wrote to a firm in the east ordering a carload of buggies. The firm ...
— Toaster's Handbook - Jokes, Stories, and Quotations • Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams, compilers

... while all acquaintances of the dead man knew him as a quiet, reserved man, really unusually reserved, almost to the point of the secretive. Mr. James was struck by the unusual note of panic in his tones, but as a carload of horses was of considerable financial value, he ascribed the excitement in part to that, feeling confident of course that Mr. Singleton was in no ways accountable for the ...
— The Treasure Trail - A Romance of the Land of Gold and Sunshine • Marah Ellis Ryan

... tell her, because it's square. Did she stop to ask questions when I was in trouble? No. She went to work to help me, quick. I guess we care more for her than a whole carload ...
— Overland Red - A Romance of the Moonstone Canon Trail • Henry Herbert Knibbs

... not come to the mammoth factories of to-day in bell carts, but by the carload in huge bales gathered from all sections of this great Republic, as well as from lands beyond the eastern and western oceans. The square, compact, steam-compressed bundles are carried by elevators well up toward the top of the building, where they await the knife of the ...
— A Book of Exposition • Homer Heath Nugent

... one of a carload of horses shipped in from Arizona the summer before. He was a bright sorrel, with the silvery mane and tan and white feet which one so seldom sees—a beauty, none could deny. His ...
— The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories • B. M. Bower



Words linked to "Carload" :   assemblage, gathering, large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount, shipload



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