Definition of Bradshaw
: a comprehensive timetable of British railroad trains
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Origin and Etymology of bradshaw
short for Bradshaw's Railway Guide, a timetable published periodically containing information about all the trains running in the British isles, after George Bradshaw †1853 English printer who first issued it in 1839
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