- rail|road1 [ `reıl,roud ] noun count AMERICAN *1. ) railroad or railroad track the metal track that trains travel on:a railroad that is no longer in use2. ) a train company:B & O Railroadthe railroadthe system of traveling by train, and all the companies, people, and equipment relating to it:investing more money in the railroadrailroadrail|road 2 adjective only before nounrelating to a railroad:a railroad bridgerailroadrail|road 3 [ `reıl,roud ] verb transitive INFORMALto force someone to do something they do not really want to do:railroad someone into something: We were railroaded into accepting the deal.
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Railroad — Rail road (r[=a]l r[=o]d ), Railway Rail way (r[=a]l w[=a] ), 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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
railroad — [rāl′rōd΄] n. 1. a road laid with parallel steel rails along which cars carrying passengers or freight are drawn by locomotives 2. a complete system of such roads, including land, rolling stock, stations, etc. 3. the persons or corporation owning … English World dictionary
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. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
railroad — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (44) The term railroad means common carrier by railroad engaged in the transportation of individuals or property or owner of trackage facilities leased by such a common carrier. United Glossary of Bankruptcy… … Glossary of Bankruptcy
Railroad — Railroad, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 300 Housing Units (2000): 116 Land area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles (1.623054 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Railroad, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 300 Housing Units (2000): 116 Land area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles (1.623054 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles (1.623054 sq. km)… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Railroad — u. Railway, s. u. Rail … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
railroad — [ʀɛlʀod] n. m. ÉTYM. 1818; comme mot angl. écrit rail road, 1800, in Höfler; mot angl. (1775), de rail (→ Rail) et road « route », employé surtout aux États Unis (railway en Grande Bretagne). ❖ ♦ Américanisme. Vx. Chemin de fer (aux États Unis).… … Encyclopédie Universelle
railroad — [n] train line elevated railway, line, metro, monorail, rail line, railway, streetcar line, subway, tracks, trolley line, tube, underground railway; concepts 155,503 … New thesaurus
railroad — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a railway. ► VERB informal 1) rush or coerce into doing something. 2) cause (a measure) to be approved quickly by applying pressure … English terms dictionary
railroad — /rayl rohd /, n. 1. a permanent road laid with rails, commonly in one or more pairs of continuous lines forming a track or tracks, on which locomotives and cars are run for the transportation of passengers, freight, and mail. 2. an entire system… … Universalium