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 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

  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.

  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

  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.

  5. railroadverb

    To transport via railroad.

  6. railroadverb

    To operate a railroad.

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

  7. railroadverb

    To work for a railroad.

  8. railroadverb

    To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.

  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.

  10. railroadverb

    To convict of a crime by circumventing due process.

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

  11. railroadverb

    To procedurally bully someone into an unfair agreement.

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

  12. 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. Chief Executive Luc Jobin:

    We don't need that fleet, this is good news for society. I think it's good news for the railroad, from a safety point of view.

  2. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Do the thousands of 'cross-bucks' at railroad crossings across our nation memorialize any exchange of 'dollars'?

  3. John Boehner:

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

  4. Elaine Chao:

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

  5. 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.

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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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