/kahr"lohd'/, n.
1. the amount carried by a car, esp. a freight car.
2. the legal minimum weight entitling a railroad shipper to a rate (carload rate) lower than that charged for less than this weight.
[1850-55, Amer.; CAR1 + LOAD]

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