Caboose

Ca*boose"

(k*bs"), n. [Cf. D. kabuis, kombuis, Dan. kabys, Sw. kabysa, G. kabuse a little room or hut. The First part of the word seems to be allied to W. cab cabin, booth. Cf. Cabin.]
[Written also camboose.]
1. (Naut.) A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley.
[1913 Webster]

2. (Railroad) A car used on freight or construction trains as travelling quarters for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car. It usually is the last car of the train. [U. S.]
[1913 Webster +PJC]

 

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