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handcar (plural handcars)
- A light railroad car propelled by a hand-operated pumping mechanism
2013 March 1, Samantha Bee as Agent Lyla, “Sidetracked”, Phineas and Ferb, season 4, episode 5:
- Yours goes up and mine goes down / and then we do it the other way around. / Don't you give me that sigh, cause if we can't see eye-to-eye / then our missions will be always filled with strife, / cause a handcar is a metaphor for life.
a light railroad car propelled by a hand-operated pumping mechanism — see draisine