Definition of “caboose” - English Dictionary


“caboose” in English

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caboosenoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈbuːs/ us /kəˈbuːs/ US

Examples from literature

  • Except for one or two railroad hands waiting by the caboose of a freight train, nobody was about. 
  • Lincoln traveled any way he could-in ordinary passenger trains, or even in the caboose of a freight train. 
  • The express had run her nose into the caboose of the freight, and more harm was done to the freight than to the passenger cars. 
  • Those individuals making up a train endeavor to keep any one from hitching on to their caboose. 
  • When nearly opposite the caboose the big train settled to a stop. 

(Definition of “caboose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)