What does railhead mean?

Definitions for railheadˈreɪlˌhɛd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word railhead.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. railhead(noun)

    a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution

  2. railhead(noun)

    the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway


  1. railhead(Noun)

    A point on a railway system where goods are loaded, unloaded or transferred to other transport.

  2. railhead(Noun)

    The furthest point on a railroad under construction to which rails have been laid.

  3. railhead(Noun)

    An area of hostile territory at the end of a rail line that, when captured, serves for the continuous movement into position of further troops and material.


  1. Railhead

    The word railhead is a railway term with two distinct meanings, depending upon its context. Sometimes, particularly in the context of modern freight terminals, the word is used to denote a terminus of a railway line, especially if the line is not yet finished, or if the terminus interfaces with another transport mode, such as shipping or a train ferry. Alternatively, the word can refer to the highest part of a rail profile, on the top surface of which the wheels of the rolling stock run.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. railhead

    A point on a railway where loads are transferred between trains and other means of transport.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of railhead in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of railhead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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