section house

noun

Definition of section house

1 : a small building for storing tools and equipment needed to maintain a railroad section
2 : a railroad-owned dwelling at or near a railroad section for housing a section boss and his family or the members of a section gang

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“Section house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/section%20house. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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