What does railroads mean?

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The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. railroads

    The most important factor for progress and enlightenment in the world today.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Railroads

    Permanent roads having a line of rails fixed to ties and laid to gage, usually on a leveled or graded ballasted roadbed and providing a track for freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock. Cars are designed to be drawn by locomotives or sometimes propelled by self-contained motors. (From Webster's 3d) The concept includes the organizational and administrative aspects of railroads as well.

Editors Contribution

  1. railroads

    Plural noun of the word railroad.

    My brother works on the railroads laying track, they go to work very early and get home during the day, he loves it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of railroads in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of railroads in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sarah Feinberg:

    (We) are running out of things that we can put on the railroads to do, there have to be other industries that have skin in the game.

  2. Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff:

    It is consistent with the earlier findings of the National Transportation Safety Board and it confirms that Union Pacific operated within federal laws governing railroads.

  3. Christopher Hart:

    Americans have a longstanding affinity with railroads and railroad tracks, but train tracks are private property and are dangerous places where trains kill and injure hundreds of people every year.

  4. Richard Olney, a lawyer for the Boston & Maine and Attorney General under Grover Cleveland, advising a railroad president:

    The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.

  5. Richard Blumenthal:

    Inward-facing cameras, with the right privacy protections for employees, are a critical way to make our railroads safer, cameras improve accident investigations, deter unsafe behavior, and detect compliance with safety laws, which is why I have urged their installation as soon as possible.

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