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rail

noun

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1 a protective barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and its supports
  • the stairs are icy, so hold onto the rail

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2 a roadway overlaid with parallel steel rails over which trains travel
  • an abandoned stretch of rail that was overgrown with brush

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The first known use of rail was in the 14th century

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“Rail.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rail. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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