railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system(noun)
line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
railroad track, railroad, railway(verb)
a line of track providing a runway for wheels
"he walked along the railroad track"
dragoon, sandbag, railroad(verb)
compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
"They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
supply with railroad lines
"railroad the West"
transport by railroad
A permanent road consisting of fixed metal rails to drive trains or similar motorized vehicles on.
Many railroads roughly follow the trace of older land - and/or water roads
The transportation system comprising such roads and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train.
A single, privately or publicly owned property comprising one or more such roads and usually associated assets
Railroads can only compete fully if their tracks are technically compatible with and linked to each-other
A procedure conducted or bullied in haste without due consideration.
The lawyers made the procedure a railroad to get the signatures they needed.
To transport via railroad.
To operate a railroad.
The Thatcherite experiment proved the private sector can railroad as inefficiently as a state monopoly
To work for a railroad.
To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.
To manipulate and hasten a procedure, as of formal approval of a law or resolution.
The majority railroaded the bill through parliament, without the customary expert studies which would delay it till after the elections.
To convict of a crime by circumventing due process.
They could only convict him by railroading him on suspect drug-possession charges.
To procedurally bully someone into an unfair agreement.
He was railroaded into signing a non-disclosure agreement at his exit interview.
Origin: From rail + road.
alt. of Railway
Railroad is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 278 at the 2010 census.
The numerical value of railroad in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of railroad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by.
The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.
I also remember thinking, 'Are you kidding? Who could imagine that a major commuter railroad runs through this?'.
If a railroad is bent, the train shall turn over; if a man’s character is bent, he shall turn over just like that train.
The total amount of penalty each railroad faces depends upon the total amount of implementation progress the railroad has made.
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