What does railroad mean?

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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

    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


  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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  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. 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.

  2. Ardelio Vargas:

    The consequences of a railroad accident with 700 or 1,200 migrants on board would have been very regrettable, we can't be so irresponsible as to allow migrants to continue risking their lives on a freight line that has all the deficiencies it has.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If a railroad is bent, the train shall turn over; if a man’s character is bent, he shall turn over just like that train.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

  5. Pedro Sanchez:

    We are an administration that wants to maintain the best possible transatlantic relations...but my responsibility as prime minister is to defend the agricultural sector in the face of any attempt to railroad us with tariffs.

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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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