Pullman meaning

po͝olmən
Small, long, and narrow in architectural design.

A pullman hall; a pullman kitchen.

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A railroad parlor car or sleeping car.
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A large suitcase.
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A railroad passenger car with convertible berths for sleeping.
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A suitcase that opens flat and has a hinged divider inside.
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A railroad passenger car; especially, one of the luxurious ones named after the eponymous Pullman Palace Car Company.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pullman
Plural:
pullmans

Origin of pullman

  • After George Mortimer Pullman (1831–1897), American industrialist and inventor

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

  • From its resemblance to a Pullman railroad car

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

  • short for Pullman car, after the Pullman Palace Car Company, after George Pullman

    From Wiktionary