in Europe, a railroad sleeping car
Origin of wagon-litFrench from wagon, car, railway coach ( from eastern; English wagon) + lit, bed from Classical Latin lectus: see lie
nounpl. wa·gons-lits, or wa·gon-lits
A sleeping car on a European railroad train.
Origin of wagon-litFrench wagon railroad car ( from English wagon ) lit bed ( from Old French) ( from Latin lēctus ; see legh- in Indo-European roots.)