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Rail Rail, n.
A railroad as a means of transportation; as, to go by rail; a
place not accesible by rail.
Rail Rail, n. [OE. reil, re[yogh]el, AS. hr[ae]gel, hr[ae]gl a
garment; akin to OHG. hregil, OFries. hreil.]
An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
Rail Rail, v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.]
To flow forth; to roll out; to course. [Obs.]
Streams of tears from her fair eyes forth railing.
RailRail Rail, n. [Akin to LG. & Sw. regel bar, bolt, G. riegel a
rail, bar, or bolt, OHG, rigil, rigel, bar, bolt, and
possibly to E. row a line.]
1. A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so,
extending from one post or support to another, as in
fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
2. (Arch.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See
Illust. of Style.
3. (Railroad) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the
track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with
reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by
chairs, splices, etc.
(a) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the
(b) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at
the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such
protection is needed.
Rail fence. See under Fence.
(a) A device attached to the front of a locomotive on each
side for clearing the rail obstructions.
(b) A guard rail. See under Guard.
Rail joint (Railroad), a splice connecting the adjacent
ends of rails, in distinction from a chair, which is
merely a seat. The two devices are sometimes united. Among
several hundred varieties, the fish joint is standard. See
Fish joint, under Fish.
Rail train (Iron & Steel Manuf.), a train of rolls in a
rolling mill, for making rails for railroads from blooms
or billets. RailRail Rail, v. i. [F. railler; cf. Sp. rallar to grate, scrape,
molest; perhaps fr. (assumed) LL. radiculare, fr. L. radere
to scrape, grate. Cf. Rally to banter, Rase.]
To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter
reproaches; to scoff; followed by at or against, formerly by
And rail at arts he did not understand. --Dryden.
Lesbia forever on me rails. --Swift. RailRail Rail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Railed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To inclose with rails or a railing.
It ought to be fenced in and railed. --Ayliffe.
2. To range in a line. [Obs.]
They were brought to London all railed in ropes,
like a team of horses in a cart. --Bacon.
Rail Rail, v. t.
1. To rail at. [Obs.] --Feltham.
2. To move or influence by railing. [R.]
Rail the seal from off my bond. --Shak.
RailRail Rail, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in
the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See
Rattle, v.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family
Rallid[ae], especially those of the genus Rallus, and of
closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
Note: The common European water rail (Rallus aquaticus) is
called also bilcock, skitty coot, and brook
runner. The best known American species are the
clapper rail, or salt-marsh hen (Rallus lonqirostris,
var. crepitans); the king, or red-breasted, rail (R.
elegans) (called also fresh-water marshhen); the
lesser clapper, or Virginia, rail (R. Virginianus);
and the Carolina, or sora, rail (Porzana Carolina).
Land rail (Zo["o]l.), the corncrake.
Meaning of Rail from wikipedia
, a generic
term for railroads, railways, rail
transport, and related matters Rail
profile, the cross sectional shape
- Rail transport
or train transport
is a means
p****engers and goods
on wheeled vehicles running
on rails, which
on tracks. In...
- In rail transport
use, guard rails
or check rails
are placed parallel
to regular running rail along areas
clearance, such as a bridge, trestle...
- Light rail
, light rail transit
(LRT), tram or fast tram is a form of tramway
or urban rail
transit, using rolling
stock, that constitutes
a form of tram...
- Commuter rail
, or suburban rail
, is a p****enger rail transport service
that primarily operates within
area, connecting commuters
to a central...
- This is the list of rail accident
lists. Chronological Before
1880 1880–1889 1890–1899 1900–1909 1910–1919 1920–1929 1930–1949 1950–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979...
- Picatinny rail
(/ˈpɪkətɪni/ or /ˌpɪkəˈtɪni/), or Pic rail
for short, also known
as a MIL-STD-1913 rail
, is a military standard rail
- A third rail
is a method
of providing electric power
to a railway locomotive
or train, through
a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside
- underground, or elevated. Connections
may be available
to intersecting rail lines
or other transport modes
such as buses, trams
or other rapid
- TfL Rail
is the concession
of two separate railway lines
and its environs
that will form part of the Crossrail service
when it opens