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rail·head

 (rāl′hĕd′)
n.
1. The farthest point on a railroad to which rails have been laid.
2. A place on a railroad where military supplies are unloaded.

railhead

(ˈreɪlˌhɛd)
n
1. (Railways) a terminal of a railway
2. (Railways) the farthest point reached by completed track on an unfinished railway
3. (Military) military the point at which material and personnel are transferred from rail to another conveyance
4. (Railways) the upper part of a railway rail, on which the traffic wheels run

rail•head

(ˈreɪlˌhɛd)

n.
a railroad depot at which supplies are unloaded to be distributed or forwarded by truck or other means.

railhead

A point on a railway where loads are transferred between trains and other means of transport. See also navigation head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.railhead - a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
2.railhead - the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
Translations

railhead

[ˈreɪlhed] Nestación f terminal, cabeza f de línea
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