ruling grade


Definition of ruling grade

: the grade on any particular road regarded as limiting the weight of a train that can be drawn by one engine — compare pusher grade

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First Known Use of ruling grade

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Ruling grade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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