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English definition of “guard's van”

guard's van

noun [C]     /ˈɡɑːdz.væn/ US  /ˈɡɑːrdz-/ UK (US caboose)
a small railway carriagecar, usually at the back of a train, in which the guard travelsTrains and parts of trains
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