Associations to the word «Railroad»


RAILROAD, noun. (chiefly US and Canada) A permanent road consisting of fixed metal rails to drive trains or similar motorized vehicles on.
RAILROAD, noun. (chiefly US and Canada) The transportation system comprising such roads and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train.
RAILROAD, noun. (chiefly US and Canada) A single, privately or publicly owned property comprising one or more such roads and usually associated assets
RAILROAD, noun. (figuratively) A procedure conducted in haste without due consideration.
RAILROAD, verb. (transitive) To transport via railroad.
RAILROAD, verb. (intransitive) To operate a railroad.
RAILROAD, verb. (intransitive) To work for a railroad.
RAILROAD, verb. (intransitive) To travel by railroad.
RAILROAD, verb. (intransitive) To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.
RAILROAD, verb. (transitive) To manipulate and hasten a procedure, as of formal approval of a law or resolution.
RAILROAD, verb. (transitive) To convict of a crime by circumventing due process.
RAILROAD, verb. (transitive) To procedurally bully someone into an unfair agreement.
RAILROAD, verb. (role-playing games) To force characters to complete a task before allowing the plot to continue.
RAILROAD CAR, noun. Any railroad vehicle that is not a locomotive.
RAILROAD CARS, noun. Plural of railroad car
RAILROAD CROSSING, noun. (US) An area on a road where a train crosses.
RAILROAD GUN, noun. A railway gun
RAILROAD GUNS, noun. Plural of railroad gun
RAILROAD SPIKE, noun. (US) The piece of metal that fixes a railway line to a sleeper
RAILROAD STATION, noun. (US) A place where trains stop for passengers to embark and disembark.
RAILROAD STATIONS, noun. Plural of railroad station
RAILROAD SWITCH, noun. (US) A set of points.
RAILROAD SWITCHES, noun. Plural of railroad switch
RAILROAD TIE, noun. (rail transport) (US) A heavy, preserved piece of hewn timber laid crossways to and supporting the rails of a railroad or a member of similar shape and function of another material such as concrete.
RAILROAD TRACK, noun. (rail transport) A pair of formed steel rails, separated and supported usually on wooden or concrete ties or sleepers, forming a track along which flange-wheeled railroad vehicles may travel.
RAILROAD TRACKS, noun. Plural of railroad track
RAILROAD TRACKS, noun. The railroad network, used with the definite article (“the railroad tracks”).
RAILROAD TRAMP, noun. (US) A transient, homeless person who rides from place to place on freight trains; a hobo
RAILROAD TRUCK, noun. A chassis or framework-like structure underneath a train to which wheel axles (and, hence, wheels) are attached through bearings.
RAILROAD TRUCKS, noun. Plural of railroad truck
RAILROAD WORM, noun. A larva or larviform female adult of a beetle of the genus Phrixothrix, characterized by two different colours of bioluminescence, red and green, like railroad signals.
RAILROAD WORM, noun. The apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella)

Dictionary definition

RAILROAD, noun. Line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight.
RAILROAD, noun. A line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track".
RAILROAD, verb. Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone".
RAILROAD, verb. Supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West".
RAILROAD, verb. Transport by railroad.

Wise words

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Joseph Conrad