[poo l-muh n] /ˈpʊl mən/
plural Pullmans. a railroad sleeping car or parlor car.
noun, plural Pullmans for 2.
(often lowercase). Also called Pullman case. a large suitcase.
George Mortimer, 1831–97, U.S. inventor and railroad car designer.
noun (pl) -mans
a luxurious railway coach, esp a sleeping car Also called Pullman car
Philip. born 1946, British author. Writing primarily for older children, he is best known for the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials (1997–2000)
sleeping car on a passenger train, 1867, Pullman car, in recognition of U.S. inventor George M. Pullman (1831-1897) of Chicago, who designed a railroad car with folding berths.
The Pullman Sleeping Car.–“The Western World.” This splendid specimen of car architecture, being one of a number of sleeping-cars to be completed for the Michigan Central road, by Mr. Pullman, has created a great sensation among railway circles east. … The car itself is admitted by all who have seen it to be, in the matter of sleeping and cooking accessories, and superb finish, the ne plus ultra of perfection. Nothing before has been seen to equal, much less surpass it. [“Western Railroad Gazette,” Chicago, quoted in “Appleton’s Illustrated Railway and Steam Navigation Guide,” New York, June, 1867]
- George patton
[pat-n] /ˈpæt n/ noun 1. Charley (Charlie Patton) 1881–1934, U.S. blues guitarist and singer. 2. George Smith, 1885–1945, U.S. general. /ˈpætən/ noun 1. George Smith. 1885–1945, US general, who successfully developed tank warfare as an extension of cavalry tactics in World War II: captured Palermo, Sicily (1942) and much of France (1944)
- George sand
[sand; French sahnd] /sænd; French sɑ̃d/ noun 1. George [jawrj;; French zhawrzh] /dʒɔrdʒ;; French ʒɔrʒ/ (Show IPA), (Lucile Aurore Dupin Dudevant) 1804–76, French novelist. /sænd/ noun 1. loose material consisting of rock or mineral grains, esp rounded grains of quartz, between 0.05 and 2 mm in diameter 2. (often pl) a sandy area, esp on […]
[jawr-jiz] /ˈdʒɔr dʒɪz/ noun 1. a bank extending generally NE from Nantucket: fishing grounds. 150 miles (240 km) long.
- Georges bonnet
[baw-ne] /bɔˈnɛ/ noun 1. Georges [zhawrzh] /ʒɔrʒ/ (Show IPA), 1889–1973, French statesman. /ˈbɒnɪt/ noun 1. any of various hats worn, esp formerly, by women and girls, usually framing the face and tied with ribbons under the chin 2. Also called (in Scotland) bunnet (ˈbʌnɪt) 3. the hinged metal part of a motor vehicle body that […]