private car

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private car (plural private cars)

  1. A car that is for personal use and owned privately, as opposed to a company car or official car etc.
  2. (rail transport, US) A railroad passenger car that is either privately owned or used privately, or both.
    • 1985, Rodger Bradley, Amtrak: The US National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Blandford Press, →ISBN, page 11, photo caption:
      In the days before televised press conferences, or debates between Presidential contenders, the railroads carried the politicians to the people. Here, President Truman addresses a crowd from the verandah of his private car, at Sacramento during the 1952 campaign.

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