• IPA: /kəˈbuːs/

caboose (plural cabooses)

  1. (obsolete, nautical) A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.
  2. (historic, nautical) A small sand-filled container used as an oven on board ship.
  3. (US, rail transport) The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard’s van.
  4. (slang, baby-talk or euphemistic) buttocks
  5. (slang, sports) The person or team in last place.
  6. A youngest child who is born after a big gap in time.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: за́дний тормозно́й ваго́н
  • Spanish: furgón de cola, vagón de cola
Translations Translations
  • Russian: аутса́йдер
  • Spanish: colista

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