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Definition of Railroad
Railroad Rail"road`, v. t.
To carry or send by railroad; usually fig., to send or put
through at high speed or in great haste; to hurry or rush
unduly; as, to railroad a bill through Condress. [Colloq., U.
RailroadRailroad Rail"road`, Railway Rail"way`, n.
1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of
iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks
for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a
bed or substructure.
Note: The modern railroad is a development and adaptation of
the older tramway.
2. The road, track, etc., with al the lands, buildings,
rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and
constituting one property; as, certain railroad has been
put into the hands of a receiver.
Note: Railway is the commoner word in England; railroad the
commoner word in the United States.
Note: In the following and similar phrases railroad and
railway are used interchangeably:
Atmospheric railway, Elevated railway, etc. See under
Atmospheric, Elevated, etc.
Cable railway. See Cable road, under Cable.
Perry railway, a submerged track on which an elevated
platform runs, fro carrying a train of cars across a water
Gravity railway, a railway, in a hilly country, on which
the cars run by gravity down gentle slopes for long
distances after having been hauled up steep inclines to an
elevated point by stationary engines.
Railway brake, a brake used in stopping railway cars or
Railway car, a large, heavy vehicle with flanged wheels
fitted for running on a railway. [U.S.]
Railway carriage, a railway passenger car. [Eng.]
Railway scale, a platform scale bearing a track which forms
part of the line of a railway, for weighing loaded cars.
Railway slide. See Transfer table, under Transfer.
Railway spine (Med.), an abnormal condition due to severe
concussion of the spinal cord, such as occurs in railroad
accidents. It is characterized by ataxia and other
disturbances of muscular function, sensory disorders, pain
in the back, impairment of general health, and cerebral
disturbance, -- the symptoms often not developing till
some months after the injury.
Underground railroad or railway.
(a) A railroad or railway running through a tunnel, as
beneath the streets of a city.
(b) Formerly, a system of co["o]peration among certain
active antislavery people in the United States, by
which fugitive slaves were secretly helped to reach
Note: [In the latter sense railroad, and not railway, was
used.] ``Their house was a principal entrep[^o]t of the
underground railroad.' --W. D. Howells.
Meaning of Railroad from wikipedia
. The leading American innovators
were the Western Railroad
of M****achusetts and the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad
in the 1840s,...
- The Underground Railroad
was a network
of secret routes
and safe houses established
in the United States during
to mid-19th century, and used...
- A transcontinental railroad
or transcontinental railway
is a contiguous network railroad trackage
land m**** with terminals...
- In the United
as Cl**** I, II, or III, according
to size criteria first established
by the Interstate Commerce
- shortline railroad
is a small
or mid-sized railroad company
over a relatively short distance relative
to larger, national railroad
- A railroad
tie or crosstie
(American English) or railway sleeper
(British English) is a rectangular support
for the rails
- Pacific Railroad
UP, UPP, UPY), legally Union Pacific Railroad Company
and simply Union
Pacific, is a freight-hauling railroad
- The Overseas Railroad
as Florida Overseas Railroad
, the Overseas
Extension, and Flagler's Folly) was an extension
of the Florida
- Confederate Railroad
is an American country
Rock band founded
in 1987 in Marietta, Georgia, by Danny Shirley
(lead vocals, rhythm
- A railroad
(American and Canadian
truck, railwagon, railcarriage
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