- rolling stock ˈrolling ˌstock noun [uncountable] TRANSPORTall the trains, carriages etc that are used on a railway:
• Amtrak is upgrading (= improving ) its rolling stock and selling off its old cars.
* * *rolling stock UK US noun [U] TRANSPORT► the trains and carriages used by a particular railway company: »
Rail firms have insurance cover for rolling stock.
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Rolling stock — is the collective term that describes all the vehicles that move on a railway. It usually includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, railroad cars, coaches and wagons. [cite web |url=http://www.yaxham light… … Wikipedia
Rolling stock — Rolling Roll ing, a. 1. Rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by rotation; turning over and over as if on an axis or a pivot; as, a rolling wheel or ball. [1913 Webster] 2. Moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or rollers; as,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Rolling Stock — was a newspaper of ideas and a chronicle of the 1980s published in Boulder, Colorado by Ed Dorn and Jennifer Dunbar Dorn. The paper had a regional motif, but featured correspondents covering the world, including Woody Haut on Labor, John Daley on … Wikipedia
rolling stock — n [U] all the trains, carriages etc that are used on a railway … Dictionary of contemporary English
rolling stock — rolling ,stock noun uncount the engines, cars, and other parts of trains used on a railroad … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
rolling stock — ► NOUN 1) locomotives, carriages, or other vehicles used on a railway. 2) US the road vehicles of a trucking company … English terms dictionary
rolling stock — n. all the locomotives, cars, etc. of a railroad, or the trucks, trailers, etc. of a trucking company … English World dictionary
rolling stock — N UNCOUNT Rolling stock is all the engines and carriages that are used on a railway. Many stations needed repairs or rebuilding and there was a shortage of rolling stock … English dictionary
rolling stock — the wheeled vehicles of a railroad, including locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars. Also, stock. [1850 55] * * * … Universalium
rolling stock — roll′ing stock′ n. rai the wheeled vehicles of a railroad, including locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars • Etymology: 1850–55 … From formal English to slang