What does railroad mean?

Definitions for railroad
ˈreɪlˌroʊdrail·road

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway systemnoun

    line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

  2. railroad track, railroad, railwayverb

    a line of track providing a runway for wheels

    "he walked along the railroad track"

  3. dragoon, sandbag, railroadverb

    compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

    "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"

  4. railroadverb

    supply with railroad lines

    "railroad the West"

  5. railroadverb

    transport by railroad

Wiktionary

  1. railroadnoun

    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. railroadnoun

    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. railroadnoun

    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. railroadnoun

    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. railroadverb

    To transport via railroad.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  6. railroadverb

    To operate a railroad.

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

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  7. railroadverb

    To work for a railroad.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  8. railroadverb

    To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.

    Etymology: From rail + road.

  9. railroadverb

    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. railroadverb

    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. railroadverb

    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. Railroadnoun

    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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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. Sarah Feinberg:

    The total amount of penalty each railroad faces depends upon the total amount of implementation progress the railroad has made.

  2. Ryan Zinke:

    We meet in the office, we go out to dinner, we talk about the background of the park. What are the neighbors like, what was the vision of the park, where the boundaries are, where the water table is because the water table has changed over time. What the railroad is. So they have the background.

  3. 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.

  4. Ezra Yemin:

    Some of the railroad companies are not as attuned or as receptive to this idea like they were four, five years ago.

  5. Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites:

    The vehicle was actually straddling the railroad tracks.

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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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