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railroad

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noun rail·road \ˈrāl-ˌrōd, ˈrel-; ˈre-ˌrōd\

Definition of railroad

  1. :  a permanent road having a line of rails fixed to ties and laid on a roadbed and providing a track for cars or equipment drawn by locomotives or propelled by self-contained motors; also :  such a road and its assets constituting a single property

Examples of railroad in a Sentence

  1. that railroad hasn't been used for passenger trains for decades

1757

First Known Use of railroad

1757


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railroad

verb rail·road

Definition of railroad

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to convict with undue haste and by means of false charges or insufficient evidenceb :  to push through hastily or without due consideration

  3. 2 :  to transport by railroad

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to work for a railroad company

railroader

noun

Examples of railroad in a Sentence

  1. a controversial law that is being railroaded through Congress

  2. a bill that was railroaded into law

  3. They claim she was railroaded.

1829

First Known Use of railroad

1829



RAILROAD Defined for English Language Learners

railroad

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Definition of railroad for English Language Learners

  • : a system of tracks on which trains travel

  • : a company that owns and operates trains

railroad

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Definition of railroad for English Language Learners

  • : to force (something) to be officially approved or accepted without much discussion or thought

  • : to convict (someone) of a crime unfairly

  • : to force (someone) into doing something quickly or without enough information


RAILROAD Defined for Kids

railroad

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noun rail·road \ˈrāl-ˌrōd\

Definition of railroad for Students

  1. 1 :  a permanent road that has parallel steel rails that make a track for train cars

  2. 2 :  a company that owns and operates trains



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