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 for Drawing-room car
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drawing-room \Draw"ing-room`\, n. [Abbrev. fr.
     1. A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room
        to which company withdraws from the dining room.
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     2. The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of
        company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.
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              He [Johnson] would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly
              ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer.
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     Drawing-room car. See Palace car, under Car.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Car \Car\, n. [OF. car, char, F. cahr, fr. L. carrus, Wagon: a
     Celtic word; cf. W. car, Armor. karr, Ir. & Gael. carr. cf.
     1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but
        two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
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     2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]
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     Note: In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway
           carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a
           goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car
           introduced into England from America are called cars;
           as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train.
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     3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor,
        dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].
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              The gilded car of day.                --Milton.
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              The towering car, the sable steeds.   --Tennyson.
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     4. (Astron.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great
        Bear, or the Dipper.
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              The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car. --Dryden.
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     5. The cage of a lift or elevator.
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     6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to
        contain passengers, ballast, etc.
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     7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]
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     Car coupling, or Car coupler, a shackle or other device
        for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.]
     Dummy car (Railroad), a car containing its own steam power
        or locomotive.
     Freight car (Railrood), a car for the transportation of
        merchandise or other goods. [U. S.]
     Hand car (Railroad), a small car propelled by hand, used by
        railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.]
     Horse car, or Street car, an omnibus car, draw by horses
        or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.]
     Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parlor
     car, etc. (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished
        for the comfort of travelers.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drawing-room car
      n 1: a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for
           individual chairs [syn: parlor car, parlour car,
           drawing-room car, palace car, chair car]

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