monkey wagon

monkey wagon

dated A car at the very end of a freight train, typically providing living and sleeping quarters for conductors and crew. I always romanticized a life working on trains as a kid, traveling from city to city, eating and sleeping in the monkey wagon with my fellow crewmates. There was a restaurant in town that had an old monkey wagon parked next to the building where they had kids' birthday parties.
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monkey wagon

n. drug addiction. (Drugs.) Some of these treatment centers won’t get you off the monkey wagon unless you have insurance.
See also: monkey, wagon