body bolster


body bolster
Railroads.
the lower transverse member of a car body to which the body center plate is attached. Cf. truck bolster.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • body bolster — Railroads. the lower transverse member of a car body to which the body center plate is attached. Cf. truck bolster. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bolster — Bol ster (b[=o]l st[ e]r; 110), n. [AS. bolster; akin to Icel. b[=o]lstr, Sw. & Dan. bolster, OHG. bolstar, polstar, G. polster; from the same root as E. bole stem, bowl hollow vessel. Cf. {Bulge}, {Poltroon}.] 1. A long pillow or cushion, used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bolster work — Bolster Bol ster (b[=o]l st[ e]r; 110), n. [AS. bolster; akin to Icel. b[=o]lstr, Sw. & Dan. bolster, OHG. bolstar, polstar, G. polster; from the same root as E. bole stem, bowl hollow vessel. Cf. {Bulge}, {Poltroon}.] 1. A long pillow or cushion …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bolster — [bōl′stər] n. [ME & OE, akin to ON bolstr, Ger polster; ult. < IE base * bhel , to swell: see BALL1] 1. a long, narrow cushion or pillow 2. a soft pad for easing pressure on any part of the body 3. any bolsterlike object or support; specif.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Bolster — A bolster (etymology: Middle English, derived from Old English, and before that the Germanic word bulgstraz ) is a long narrow pillow or cushion filled with cotton, down, or fibre. In western countries, it is usually placed at the head of bed and …   Wikipedia

  • truck bolster — Railroads. the upper transverse member of a car truck that holds the truck center plate and receives the car s weight. Cf. body bolster. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • truck bolster — Railroads. the upper transverse member of a car truck that holds the truck center plate and receives the car s weight. Cf. body bolster. [1890 95] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ICF Bogie — is a conventional railway bogie used on the majority of Indian Railway main line passenger coaches. The design of the bogie was developed by ICF (Integral Coach Factory), Perumbur, India in collaboration with the Swiss Car Elevator Manufacturing… …   Wikipedia

  • center pin — Railroads. a cylindrical device passing through the center plates of both the body bolster and the truck bolster, permitting the truck to swivel beneath the car body while the stress is taken by the center plate. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • back — Synonyms and related words: a priori, a rebours, a reculons, abandon, abet, accented, acknowledgments, advance, advocate, affirm, afford support, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, again, against the grain, ago, aid, alpenstock,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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