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Definition(s):

  • (n) a small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor

Usage(s):

  1. These days, the students simply haul the new rector about the cobbled streets in a handcar, subjecting him to indignities on the way.
  2. She borrowed a section handcar, started off over the rails.
  3. Back from a five-and-a-half-week tour of seven South American neighbor nations was Henry Agard Wallace, who had traveled by many conveyances, but most notably by handcar.

News

  • Wilkeson comes alive with handcar races and parade

    Wilkeson’s annual National Handcar Races – and everything that goes with the yearly event – will energize the small, foothills town Saturday.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: The Enumclaw Courier-Herald

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