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CABOOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caboose mean? 

CABOOSE (noun)
  The noun CABOOSE has 2 senses:

1. the area for food preparation on a ship
2. a car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train

  Familiarity information: CABOOSE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CABOOSE (noun)


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Meaning:

The area for food preparation on a ship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

caboose; cookhouse; ship's galley; galley

Hypernyms ("caboose" is a kind of...):

kitchen (a room equipped for preparing meals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "caboose"):

cuddy (the galley or pantry of a small ship)

Holonyms ("caboose" is a part of...):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


Sense 2caboose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A car on a freight train for use of the train crew; usually the last car on the train

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cabin car; caboose

Hypernyms ("caboose" is a kind of...):

car; railcar; railroad car; railway car (a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad)

Holonyms ("caboose" is a member of...):

freight train; rattler (a railroad train consisting of freight cars)


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