A loose quantity term sometimes used to describe the amount of a commodityunderlying one commoditycontract; 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.
1. Informal; a loose term for the number of commodities underlying a single contract. The amount varies by commodity.
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?