What is a caboose?

What is a caboose? Here are some definitions.

  1. (obsolete, nautical) A small galley or cookhouse on the deck of a small vessel.
  2. (US, rail transport) The last car on a freight train, having cooking and sleeping facilities for the crew; a guard’s van.
  3. (slang, baby-talk or euphemistic) buttocks
  4. (slang, sports) The person or team in last place.
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Several Western Maryland cars were alongside along with a boxcar and caboose.
There was also an air brake gauge and emergency brake valve in the caboose.
With this security he had established as his right a caboose abaft the funnel in the midships Bofors gunshield where the gun had been removed.
At the end of the train was an open caboose where we were able to view the mountain scenery more clearly.
Michael and I also rode in one direction on the upper seats in the train's caboose.
The types of trains, and what is between the locomotive and the caboose can be chosen before embarking on your journey.

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