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Glossary of Railroad Terms
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abbreviation
  1. rare
rail Tweet Definition of rail Like Definition of rail on Facebook
noun
  1. a horizontal bar extending between supports and used for support or as a barrier; a railing.
  2. the metal bar that makes the track for a railroad.
  3. a railroad; a railway
  4. a horizontal piece of wood that serves to separate sections of a door or window.
  5. (surfing) lengthwise edges of a surfboard
Rails alone can only ever have a marginal effect on a board's general turning ability — Nick Carroll at surfline.com http://www.surfline.com/community/whoknows/10_21_rails.cfm
verb
  1. to complain violently; to abuse
railroad Tweet Definition of railroad Like Definition of railroad on Facebook
noun
  1. A transportation system consisting of metal rails and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train.
  2. The railroad track itself.
verb
  1. To transport via railroad.
  2. To operate a railroad.
  3. To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.
  4. A rapid summary process or procedure regarded as unfair or self-serving.
They railroaded the proposal through the committee, passing it with no debate.
railroading Tweet Definition of railroading Like Definition of railroading on Facebook
noun
  1. The class of people, equipment, terminology, and lore pertaining to railroads.
category:Rail transportation verb
  1. (present participle of, railroad)
railway Tweet Definition of railway Like Definition of railway on Facebook
noun
  1. A track, consisting of parallel rails, over which wheeled vehicles may travel.
  2. A transport system using these rails used to move passengers or goods.
right of way Tweet Definition of right of way Like Definition of right of way on Facebook
noun (plural: rights of way or right of ways)
  1. (uncountable) At an intersection: the right of a driver to proceed in advance of all others.
  2. (countable) A legal right of passage over another's land or pathways.
rolling stock Tweet Definition of rolling stock Like Definition of rolling stock on Facebook
noun
  1. any railway vehicle incl. locomotives, coaches, wagons etc. ; often used collectively

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