facing-point lock

noun (1)

Definition of facing-point lock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a mechanical lock for a railroad switch, derail, or movable-point frog comprising a plunger stand and a plunger which engages a lock rod attached to the switch point to lock the operated unit

facing-point switch

noun (2)

Definition of facing-point switch (Entry 2 of 2)

: a railroad switch so set that a train faces the points as it passes them distinguished from trailing-point switch

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