sleeper

Part of speech: noun

A sleeping car.

Part of speech: noun

One who sleeps.

Part of speech: noun

A horizontal beam, as a support for rails, etc.

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Usage examples "sleeper":

  1. He rose to his feet, went to look at the sleeper; but he knew he could not do his work. - "The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay", Maurice Hewlett.
  2. The bird of death reminded her of Death himself also hanging high up yonder in the blue and waiting his opportunity to fall upon the sleeper. - "Jess", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. " O," thought she, looking at the little sleeper in the cradle, " I'd rather have him than aunt Madge; for he'll stay to our house, and sleep in my crib." - "Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple", Sophie May.