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Definitions of railroad

  1. compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. transport by railroad Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Alt. of Railway Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A way or road laid with two parallel iron or steel rails, forming a track along which cars are drawn by steam power, electricity, etc.; such a road, with all the land, stations, cars, engines, etc., pertaining to it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Colloquially, in the United States, to put through rapidly; as, to railroad a bill through a legislature. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A road laid with iron rails. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To rush. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A graded road, having parallel metal rails, for the passage of cars. railway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A road or way constructed with two parallel iron bars, along which carriages are conveyed by steam or horse-power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A road or way on which bars of iron are laid for the easy passage over them of wheel-carriages; a prepared and exclusive highway for passenger and goods traffic by means of locomotives. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A road or way on which iron or steel rails are laid for wheels to run on, for the conveyance of heavy loads in cars or carriages propelled by steam or other motive power. The word "railway" is of exactly equivalent import. Whether or not this term includes roads operated by horse-power, electricity, cable- lines, etc., will generally depend upon the context of the statute in which it is found The decisions on this point are at variance. thelawdictionary.org

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