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n. Slang
A horseracing enthusiast, especially one who watches races at the outer rail of the track.


a horse racing aficionado or enthusiast



n. Informal.
a horse-racing fan who watches races or workouts from a position along the track rail.
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Noun1.railbird - a fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track
rooter, sports fan, fan - an enthusiastic devotee of sports
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