Definition of Caboose in English :

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Caboose meaning in English

Meaning of Caboose in English

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Caboose pronunciation in English

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1. caboose, cookhouse, galley, ship's galley

the area for food preparation on a ship

2. cabin car, caboose

a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train

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1. US informal short for calaboose
2. railways, US and Canadian
a guard's van, esp one with sleeping and eating facilities for the train crew
3. nautical
a deckhouse for a galley aboard ship or, formerly in Canada, on a lumber raft
b. mainly British
the galley itself
4. Canadian
a mobile bunkhouse used by lumbermen, etc
an insulated cabin on runners, equipped with a stove

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1.  Nautical; British
a ship's kitchen; galley
2.  US
the trainmen's car on a freight train, usually at the rear

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1. The last car on a freight train, often having kitchen and sleeping facilities for the train crew, and used as a vantage point for spotting problems on the train, such as smoking brakes or the separation of cars. The introduction of electronic sensors has made the caboose unnecessary.
2. Archaic
a. A ship's galley.
b. Any of various cast-iron cooking ranges used in such galleys during the early 1800s.
c. An outdoor oven or fireplace.

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