UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɑːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kɑr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kär)

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carriage - car - truck - wagon
Carriage is one of several nouns which are used to refer to vehicles pulled by railway engines.
In British English, a carriage is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.
The man left his seat by the window and crossed the carriage to where I was sitting.
In American English, these sections are called cars.
In British English, car used to be part of the name of some special kinds of railway carriage. For example, a carriage might be called a dining car, a restaurant car, or a sleeping car. These terms are no longer used officially, but people still use them in conversation.
‘truck’ and ‘wagon’
In British English, a truck is an open vehicle used for carrying goods on a railway.
...a long truck loaded with bricks.
In American English, this vehicle is called a freight car or a flatcar.
The train, carrying loaded containers on flatcars, was 1.2 miles long.
...the nation's third-largest railroad freight car maker.
In British English, a wagon is a vehicle with a top, sides and a sliding door, used for carrying goods on a railway.
The pesticides ended up at several sites, almost half of them in railway wagons at Bajza station.
In American English, vehicles like these are usually called boxcars.
A long train of boxcars, its whistle hooting mournfully, rolled into town from the west.
A truck is also a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods by road.
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