- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. railway; main or trunk line, spur; model railroad; tramline, tramway, trolley or streetcar line, street railway, subway. See transportation. —v., informal, rush or push through, expedite; slang, frame, jail. See injustice.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. track, line, railway, trains, rails, elevated, underground, subway, métro (French), tube (British), commuter line, cable railway, monorail, cog railway, sidetrack, siding, passing track, loading track, feeder line, main line, double track, single track, trunk line, transcontinental railroad, system, el*, iron horse*; see also train 2 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.rail line, tracks, railway, subway, monorail, *el. ''Only a device for making the world smaller.''—John Ruskin.WORD FIND• barrier or stop at end of track: bumper• bed in a sleeping car: berth• brake operator: brakeman• bridge: trestle• cars owned by one company: rolling stock• crew’s tail car: caboose, *doghouse, *shanty, *buggy, *van, *penthouse, *doodlebug• driver: engineman, engineer• driving compartment of locomotive: cab• elevated: *el• engine employed to clear cars in yard: trimmer, *yard goat• engine: locomotive• fast train: bullet train, express train• freight car: boxcar, flatcar, gondola, hopper, livestock car, platform car, refrigerator car (*reefer), tank car, *wagon• hitching clamp: coupler• holding area for train, cars: yard• locomotive’s front bumper: cowcatcher• lover of railroads: ferrophiliac• magnetically levitated train: Maglev• meal car: dining car mountain track employing cogs to increase• traction: cog railway• passenger car: coach, dining car, Pullman sleeper, lounge car, observation car, smoking car• porter at station: redcap• rail layers: *steel gang, *spikers• rotating platform used to turn locomotives: turntable• second engine used in steep areas: booster, *rammer• shunting mechanism: switch• sidetrack dead-end: spur• signaling apparatus: semaphore• signaling framework over tracks: gantry• single rail track: monorail• sleeper, luxury: palace car• slip off tracks: derail• sorting cars in freight yard: marshaling• steam whistle’s peep: crow• supervisor, fare collector: conductor• supervisor of yard: yardmaster• switching tracks: shunting• tie: sleeper, crosstie• turntable facility for switching locomotives: roundhouse• wheeled trucks that support cars: bogies• width of track: gauge• worker’s hand-pumped transport: handcar• X-like railroad crossing sign: crossbuckIIv.push through, force through, rush through, expedite.
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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