guard's van


guard's van
noun (C) BrE the part of a train where the official in charge of it travels, usually at the back; caboose AmE

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • guard's van — guard s vans N COUNT The guard s van of a train is a small carriage or part of a carriage in which the guard travels. [BRIT] Syn: brake van …   English dictionary

  • guard's van — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a carriage or wagon occupied by the guard on a train …   English terms dictionary

  • guard's van — n BrE the part of a train where the person in charge of it travels American Equivalent: caboose …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guard's van — noun the car on a train that is occupied by the guard • Hypernyms: ↑car, ↑railcar, ↑railway car, ↑railroad car * * * noun Britain : caboose * * * guard s van …   Useful english dictionary

  • guard's van — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms guard s van : singular guard s van plural guard s vans British the part of a train in which the guard travels, usually at the back …   English dictionary

  • guard's van — /ˈgadz væn/ (say gahdz van) noun a railway wagon for the guard, usually attached to the rear of a train; brake van …   Australian English dictionary

  • guard's van — noun Brit. a carriage or wagon occupied by the guard on a train …   English new terms dictionary

  • van|guard|ism — «VAN GAHR dihz uhm», noun. = avant gardism. (Cf. ↑avant gardism) …   Useful english dictionary

  • van|guard|ist — «VAN GAHR dihst», noun. = avant gardist …   Useful english dictionary

  • guard — black·guard·ery; black·guard·ism; black·guard·ly; coun·ter·guard; guard; guard·ee; guard·er; guard·i·an·ess; guard·i·an·less; guard·i·an·ly; guard·i·an·ship; guard·ing·ly; guard·less; guard·ship; un·guard; van·guard; van·guard·ism; van·guard·ist; …   English syllables