caboose

Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

donna

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Forum Host
Joined
May 12, 2010
Messages
30,742
Location
Now Florida but always a Kentuckian
caboose The last car on a freight train. The first recorded use in this way occurred in the first year of the war. The word had previously been used, and still is in Britain, for a kitchen in a ship, its original meaning in Dutch.

From "The Language of the Civil War" by John D. Wright page 50.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!
Top