wagon-lit

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English[edit]

A Wagons-Lits dining car

Etymology[edit]

From French wagon-lit.

Noun[edit]

wagon-lit (plural wagons-lits)

  1. (rail transport) A sleeping car, often used in international trains in continental Europe; the Wagons-Lits company also ran dining cars.
    • 1962 February, “Talking of Trains: Dearer meals in B.R. trains”, in Modern Railways, page 78:
      As an extreme example, the charge for dinner in the "Northern Irishman" from Euston to Stranraer Harbour (for the Larne boat) has been increased to as much as 16s 6d, because of the small demand; this is coming close to the level of Wagons-Lits charges abroad.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

wagon-lit m (plural wagons-lits)

  1. (rail transport) sleeping car (a railroad car with sleeping facilities for passengers travelling overnight.)

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