fouling point

noun

Definition of fouling point

1 : the point at a railroad switch or turnout beyond which cars must be placed to prevent their being struck by cars running on the line from which the switch diverges
2 : the point at a turnout back of the frog in signaled track where insulated joints are placed

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“Fouling point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fouling%20point. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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