rail·​head | \ ˈrāl-ˌhed How to pronounce railhead (audio) \

Definition of railhead

: a point on a railroad at which traffic may originate or terminate

Examples of railhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Location: The nearest airport and railhead are Guwahati, Assam (105 miles). Payal Dhar, Washington Post, "Keep your cool in India by visiting one of the country’s hill stations," 5 July 2019 There was no noticeable railhead except for the one at Lahore. Raghvendra Singh, Quartz India, "What Britain gained by partitioning the subcontinent into India and Pakistan," 9 Aug. 2019 Many European railheads cannot handle heavy air-defense batteries and many bridges—particularly in the former Soviet bloc—cannot support an American battle tank. Julian E. Barnes, WSJ, "NATO Plans to Create Two New Commands Amid Russia Tensions," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of railhead

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Railhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/railhead. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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