What is a caboose?

What is a caboose? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  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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Experience these burblers and their caboose companions before the last curtain call.
At the end of the train was an open caboose where we were able to view the mountain scenery more clearly.
A list of the most influential hip-hop cultural figures of the last 20 years is the caboose on this train.
Several Western Maryland cars were alongside along with a boxcar and 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.
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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