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Definition of Rail

Rail
Rail Rail, n. A railroad as a means of transportation; as, to go by rail; a place not accesible by rail.
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. --Fairholt.
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Rail Rail, v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.] To flow forth; to roll out; to course. [Obs.] Streams of tears from her fair eyes forth railing. --Spenser.
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Rail 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. 4. (Naut.) (a) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks. (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. Rail guard. (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.
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Rail 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 on. --Shak. And rail at arts he did not understand. --Dryden. Lesbia forever on me rails. --Swift.
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Rail Rail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Railed; p. pr. & vb. n. Railing.] 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.
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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.
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Rail 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). See Sora. Land rail (Zo["o]l.), the corncrake.

Meaning of Rail from wikipedia

- Rail or rails may refer to: Rail, a generic term for railroads, railways, rail transport, and related matters Rail profile, the cross sectional shape of...
- Rail transport or train transport is a means of transferring p****engers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, which are located on tracks. In...
- In rail transport use, guard rails or check rails are placed parallel to regular running rail along areas of restricted 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 a metropolitan 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 or STANAG 2324 rail, is a military standard rail interface...
- A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway locomotive or train, through a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between...
- underground, or elevated. Connections may be available to intersecting rail lines or other transport modes such as buses, trams or other rapid transit...
- TfL Rail is the concession of two separate railway lines in London and its environs that will form part of the Crossrail service when it opens in stages...
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