Origin of Pullmanafter G. M. Pullman (1831-97), United States inventor a railroad passenger car with convertible berths for sleepingalso Pullman car
- [oftenp-] a suitcase that opens flat and has a hinged divider insidealso pullman case
Small, long, and narrow in architectural design: a pullman hall; a pullman kitchen.
Origin of pullmanFrom its resemblance to a Pullman railroad car
- A railroad parlor car or sleeping car. Also called Pullman car .
- A large suitcase. Also called Pullman case .
Origin of PullmanAfter George Mortimer Pullman (1831-1897), American industrialist and inventor
- A railroad passenger car; especially, one of the luxurious ones named after the eponymous Pullman Palace Car Company.
short for Pullman car, after the Pullman Palace Car Company, after George Pullman