railhead

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

Definition of railhead

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

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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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