Caboose meaning

kə-bo͝os
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(brit., naut.) A ship's kitchen; galley.
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(slang) The buttocks.
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The trainmen's car on a freight train, usually at the rear.
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(US, rail transport) The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard’s van.
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The last car on a freight train, often having kitchen and sleeping facilities for the train crew, and used as a vantage point for spotting problems on the train, such as smoking brakes or the separation of cars. The introduction of electronic sensors has made the caboose unnecessary.
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(slang, baby-talk or euphemistic) Buttocks.
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Origin of caboose

  • Possibly from obsolete Dutch cabuse ship's galley from Middle Low German kabūse perhaps kab- cabin Old French cabane cabin Middle High German hūs house

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition