handcar definition

  • noun:
    • A small available railroad vehicle propelled by a hand pump or tiny engine.
    • A light railway car propelled by a hand-operated pumping mechanism
    • a tiny automobile propelled manually, used by railroad laborers, etc.
    • view under automobile.
    • a little railway vehicle propelled manually or by a tiny engine.
    • A light lightweight automobile utilized on railroads in evaluation and repair of paths. This has four rims (often, for special uses, three, two operating on one-rail together with 3rd on the other), and it is propelled through cranks or levers geared to the rims and worked yourself or by treadles.
    • a small railroad automobile propelled manually or by a little engine

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