Definition of palace car in English:

palace car

Pronunciation /ˈpaləs kär/ /ˈpæləs kɑr/

noun

historical US
  • A luxurious railroad car.

    ‘The conductors sent their reports to me, and I had to keep track of all freight cars and figure the mileage of the Pullman palace cars.’
    • ‘The knowledge gained from this trade proved indispensable in the palace-car industry which he later established.’
    • ‘The palace car companies received a steady income stream which, as rolling stock was amortized, yielded high profits.’