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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·lor n.  [Written also parlour.]
 1. A room for business or social conversation, for the reception of guests, etc. Specifically: (a) The apartment in a monastery or nunnery where the inmates are permitted to meet and converse with each other, or with visitors and friends from without. --Piers Plowman. (b) In large private houses, a sitting room for the family and for familiar guests, -- a room for less formal uses than the drawing-room. Esp., in modern times, the dining room of a house having few apartments, as a London house, where the dining parlor is usually on the ground floor. (c) Commonly, in the United States, a drawing-room, or the room where visitors are received and entertained;  a room in a private house where people can sit and talk and relax, not usually the same as the dining room.
 Note:“In England people who have a drawing-room no longer call it a parlor, as they called it of old and till recently.”
 Parlor car. See Palace car, under Car.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pal·ace n.
 1. The residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of high officers of state, and rooms for business, as well as halls for ceremony and reception.
 2. The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage.
 3. Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.
 Palace car. See under Car.
 Palace court, a court having jurisdiction of personal actions arising within twelve miles of the palace at Whitehall.  The court was abolished in 1849. [Eng.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car n.
 1. A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.
 2. A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad. [U. S.]
 Note:In England a railroad passenger car is called a railway carriage; a freight car a goods wagon; a platform car a goods truck; a baggage car a van. But styles of car introduced into England from America are called cars; as, tram car. Pullman car. See Train.
 3. A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity. [Poetic].
    The gilded car of day.   --Milton.
    The towering car, the sable steeds.   --Tennyson.
 4. Astron. The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.
    The Pleiads, Hyads, and the Northern Car.   --Dryden.
 5. The cage of a lift or elevator.
 6. The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.
 7. A floating perforated box for living fish. [U. S.]
 Car coupling, or Car coupler, a shackle or other device for connecting the cars in a railway train. [U. S.]
 Dummy car Railroad, a car containing its own steam power or locomotive.
 Freight car Railrood, a car for the transportation of merchandise or other goods. [U. S.]
 Hand car Railroad, a small car propelled by hand, used by railroad laborers, etc. [U. S.]
 Horse car, or Street car, an omnibus car, draw by horses or other power upon rails laid in the streets. [U. S.]
 Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parlor car, etc. Railroad, cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Draw·ing-room n.
 1. A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room.
 2. The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.
    He [Johnson] would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer.   --Macaulay.
 Drawing-room car. See Palace car, under Car.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 palace car
      n : a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for
          individual chairs [syn: parlor car, parlour car, drawing-room
          car, chair car]