What does railroad mean?

Definitions for railroad
ˈreɪlˌroʊdrail·road

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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  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.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  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

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  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.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  5. railroad(Verb)

    To transport via railroad.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  6. railroad(Verb)

    To operate a railroad.

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

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  7. railroad(Verb)

    To work for a railroad.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  8. railroad(Verb)

    To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  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.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  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.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  11. railroad(Verb)

    To procedurally bully someone into an unfair agreement.

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

    Etymology: From rail + road.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Railroad(noun)

    alt. of Railway

Freebase

  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 type of transportation structure and system.

    The railroad works efficiently and provides an effective and efficient transport system.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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How to say railroad in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Susy Oster:

    We were taken to this very old beautiful temple... the whole population of Mád was confined to the temple for one night, the next morning we were walked through our town to the railroad tracks and put on a train.

  2. Joe Bonsall:

    When a fair cancels the Confederate Railroad band because of their name its giving in to fascism, plain and simple and our freedom disappears piece by piece. Sick of it. i must say that canceling @ConfederateRR JUST because their name is CONFEDERATE RAILROAD is a crock of crap.

  3. Alan Brody:

    I also remember thinking, 'Are you kidding? Who could imagine that a major commuter railroad runs through this?'.

  4. Jeff Matthews:

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

  5. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    We who have lived before railways were made belong to another world. It was only yesterday, but what a gulf between now and then! Then was the old world. Stage-coaches, more or less swift, riding-horses, pack-horses, highwaymen, knights in armor, Norman invaders, Roman legions, Druids, Ancient Britons painted blue, and so forth -- all these belong to the old period. But your railroad starts the new era, and we of a certain age belong to the new time and the old one. We who lived before railways, and survive out of the ancient world, are like Father Noah and his family out of the Ark.

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Translations for railroad

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  • ferrocarrilSpanish
  • 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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