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Car

A loose quantity term sometimes used to describe the amount of a commodity underlying one commodity contract; e.g., "a car of bellies." Derived from the fact that quantities of the product specified in a contract once corresponded closely to the capacity of a railroad car.

Car

1. Informal; a loose term for the number of commodities underlying a single contract. The amount varies by commodity.

2. See: CARS.
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William explained how he reminded her that there had been two carfuls of people and that her face was really banged up, with stitches over her eye.
But one shot of Leigh as a dead-end waitress at a truck-stop in the middle of nowhere in the 1986 version packed more pathos than carefully posed carfuls of dead, Bible-loving families, their kid's bloodstained "Will I Go to Heaven?
They hauled carfuls of boomers to drive-in movies, played baseball with them in the back yard, spent Christmas Eves assembling bicycles.