What does railroad mean?

Definitions for railroad

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. railroad track, railroad, railway(verb)

    a line of track providing a runway for wheels

    "he walked along the railroad track"

  3. dragoon, sandbag, railroad(verb)

    compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

    "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"

  4. railroad(verb)

    supply with railroad lines

    "railroad the West"

  5. railroad(verb)

    transport by railroad


  1. railroad(Noun)

    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

  2. railroad(Noun)

    The transportation system comprising such roads and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train.

  3. railroad(Noun)

    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

  4. railroad(Noun)

    A procedure conducted or bullied in haste without due consideration.

    The lawyers made the procedure a railroad to get the signatures they needed.

  5. railroad(Verb)

    To transport via railroad.

  6. railroad(Verb)

    To operate a railroad.

    The Thatcherite experiment proved the private sector can railroad as inefficiently as a state monopoly

  7. railroad(Verb)

    To work for a railroad.

  8. railroad(Verb)

    To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.

  9. railroad(Verb)

    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.

  10. railroad(Verb)

    To convict of a crime by circumventing due process.

    They could only convict him by railroading him on suspect drug-possession charges.

  11. railroad(Verb)

    To procedurally bully someone into an unfair agreement.

    He was railroaded into signing a non-disclosure agreement at his exit interview.

  12. Origin: From rail + road.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Railroad(noun)

    alt. of Railway


  1. Railroad

    Railroad is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 278 at the 2010 census.

Editors Contribution

  1. railroad

    A t ype of transportation system used for rail.

    The local, regional and national railroad development plan was created in partnership with communities.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

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How to say railroad in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of railroad in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of railroad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of railroad in a Sentence

  1. Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites:

    The vehicle was actually straddling the railroad tracks.

  2. Elaine Chao:

    The railroad laborers and innovators of 150 years ago helped unite our country.

  3. Jeff Matthews:

    It's good to see the railroad recovering. That's the most important driver here.

  4. Tim Kiefer:

    Up the railroad tracks, keep your downwind inside the gravel pit, where you from today?

  5. John Boehner:

    I'm in full agreement this is not the way to run a railroad, but remember the alternative.

Images & Illustrations of railroad

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  • keresztülhajt, vasúton szállítHungarian
  • 鉄道を経営する, 鉄道模型をする, 強引に通過させる, 鉄道輸送するJapanese
  • sneltreinprocedure, versporenDutch

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