What is another word for flatcar?

41 synonyms found


[ flˈatkɑː], [ flˈatkɑː], [ f_l_ˈa_t_k_ɑː]

Flatcars are essential components in the world of railways. A flatcar is a type of railroad car that has a level or flat surface without any sides or end panels. It is primarily designed for carrying heavy and bulky freight such as machinery, pipes, and building materials. Synonyms that can be used interchangeably with flatcar include flat wagon, flatbed, container flat, and lowboy. A flat wagon is a type of flatcar that has smaller wheels and is primarily used for carrying lighter loads. Container flats, on the other hand, are flatcars designed specifically for the transport of shipping containers. A lowboy, meanwhile, is a flatcar with a lower center of gravity to allow the transportation of taller equipment such as construction machinery.

Related words: flat car, flatcar, railroad flatcar, railroad car, boxcar, boxcar conversion, gondola

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    Usage examples for Flatcar

    Thereupon they threw a line about the shack and with the engine hauled it to the side of a flatcar attached to the train.
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    Hermann Hagedorn
    Far on the other side, fighting slowly upward, was a freight train containing flatcar after flatcar loaded with the necessary materials of a large sawmill.
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