a railroad passenger car having a lounge or platform from which the scenery can be viewed.
a railway carriage fitted with large expanses of glass to provide a good view of the scenery
- Observation deck
noun a platform or open area on top of a tall building or natural feature from which the public may view the surrounding panorama Examples How many proposals could the observation deck of the Empire State Building have seen in its 75 years? Word Origin 1941
noun, Military. 1. a forward position, often on high ground, from which enemy activity can be observed and, particularly, from which artillery or mortar fire can be directed. noun 1. (military) a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed OP noun a place from which something may be […]
adj. 1610s, from Latin observat-, past participle stem of observare (see observe) + -ive.
[uh b-zur-vuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əbˈzɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural observatories. 1. a place or building equipped and used for making of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena, especially a place equipped with a powerful telescope for the planets and stars. 2. an institution that controls or carries on the work of such a place. […]