boxcar

boxcar
[[t]bɒ̱kskɑː(r)[/t]]
boxcars
N-COUNT
A boxcar is a railway carriage, often without windows, which is used to carry luggage, goods, or mail. [AM]
(in BRIT, use van)

English dictionary. 2008.

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