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rail·road

 (rāl′rōd′)
n.
1. A road composed of parallel steel rails supported by ties and providing a track for locomotive-drawn trains or other wheeled vehicles.
2. A system of railroad track, together with the land, stations, rolling stock, and other related property under one management.
v. rail·road·ed, rail·road·ing, rail·roads
v.tr.
1. To transport by railroad.
2. To supply (an area) with railroads.
3. Informal
a. To rush or push (something) through quickly in order to prevent careful consideration and possible criticism or obstruction: railroad a special-interest bill through Congress.
b. To convict (an accused person) without a fair trial or on trumped-up charges.
v.intr.
To work for a railroad company.

rail′road′er n.

railroad

(ˈreɪlˌrəʊd)
n
(Railways) the usual US word for railway
vb
(tr) informal to force (a person) into (an action) with haste or by unfair means

rail•road

(ˈreɪlˌroʊd)

n.
1. a permanent road laid with rails, commonly in one or more pairs of continuous lines forming a track or tracks, on which locomotives and cars are run for the transportation of passengers, freight, and mail.
2. an entire system of such roads together with its rolling stock, buildings, etc.
v.t.
3. to transport by means of a railroad.
4. to supply with railroads.
5. to push (a law or bill) hastily through a legislature so that there is not time enough for objections to be considered.
6. to pressure or coerce into a hasty action or decision.
7. to convict in a hasty manner by means of false charges or insufficient evidence.
v.i.
8. to work on a railroad.
[1750–60]
rail′road`er, n.

railroad


Past participle: railroaded
Gerund: railroading

Imperative
railroad
railroad
Present
I railroad
you railroad
he/she/it railroads
we railroad
you railroad
they railroad
Preterite
I railroaded
you railroaded
he/she/it railroaded
we railroaded
you railroaded
they railroaded
Present Continuous
I am railroading
you are railroading
he/she/it is railroading
we are railroading
you are railroading
they are railroading
Present Perfect
I have railroaded
you have railroaded
he/she/it has railroaded
we have railroaded
you have railroaded
they have railroaded
Past Continuous
I was railroading
you were railroading
he/she/it was railroading
we were railroading
you were railroading
they were railroading
Past Perfect
I had railroaded
you had railroaded
he/she/it had railroaded
we had railroaded
you had railroaded
they had railroaded
Future
I will railroad
you will railroad
he/she/it will railroad
we will railroad
you will railroad
they will railroad
Future Perfect
I will have railroaded
you will have railroaded
he/she/it will have railroaded
we will have railroaded
you will have railroaded
they will have railroaded
Future Continuous
I will be railroading
you will be railroading
he/she/it will be railroading
we will be railroading
you will be railroading
they will be railroading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been railroading
you have been railroading
he/she/it has been railroading
we have been railroading
you have been railroading
they have been railroading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been railroading
you will have been railroading
he/she/it will have been railroading
we will have been railroading
you will have been railroading
they will have been railroading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been railroading
you had been railroading
he/she/it had been railroading
we had been railroading
you had been railroading
they had been railroading
Conditional
I would railroad
you would railroad
he/she/it would railroad
we would railroad
you would railroad
they would railroad
Past Conditional
I would have railroaded
you would have railroaded
he/she/it would have railroaded
we would have railroaded
you would have railroaded
they would have railroaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.railroad - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freightrailroad - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
cable railway, funicular, funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
cog railway, rack railway - railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction
elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, overhead railway, el - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
metro, subway, subway system, underground, tube - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
monorail - a railway having a single track
rail - short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety"
scenic railway - small railway in an amusement park
2.railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheelsrailroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
broad gauge - a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches
gantlet - the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
narrow gauge - a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches
railroad siding, sidetrack, siding, turnout - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
standard gauge - railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
switch - railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
crosstie, railroad tie, sleeper, tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
rails, runway, rail, track - a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
track - a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
Verb1.railroad - compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
2.railroad - supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.railroad - transport by railroad
ship, transport, send - transport commercially
Translations
خَط سِكَّة حَديدسّكَةٌ حَدِيدِيَّة
železnice
jernbane
rautatierata
željeznica
keresztülhajtvasút
járnbraut
鉄道鉄道を経営する鉄道模型をする鉄道輸送する強引に通過させる
철도
spoorwegspoorwegenspoorwegsysteemrail
järnväg
รางรถไฟ
đường sắt

railroad

[ˈreɪlrəʊd]
A. N (US) = railway
B. VT (fig) to railroad sb into doing sthobligar apresuradamente a algn a hacer algo
to railroad a bill through Parliamenthacer que se apruebe un decreto de ley sin discutirse
to railroad sth throughllevar algo a cabo muy precipitadamente

railroad

[ˈreɪlrəʊd]
n (US)
(= track) → voie f ferrée
(= company) → compagnie f ferroviaire
modif (US) [company, industry] → ferroviaire; [strike] → des chemins de fer; [network] → ferré(e), ferroviaire railroad track, railroad car, railroad line, railroad station
vt
to railroad sb into doing sth → forcer la main à qn pour qu'il fasse qch
to railroad sth through [+ bill, reform] → faire passer qch en force
to railroad sth through sth → faire adopter qch en force par qchrailroad car n (US)wagon m, voiture frailroad line n (US)ligne f de chemin de ferrailroad station n (US)gare frailroad track n (US)voie f ferrée

railroad

n (US) → (Eisen)bahn f
vt
(US) goodsper or mit der Bahn befördern
(inf) to railroad a billeine Gesetzesvorlage durchpeitschen; to railroad somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu hetzen, etw zu tun

railroad

[ˈreɪlˌrəʊd]
1. n (Am) = railway
2. vt (fig) to railroad sb into doing sthcostringere velocemente qn a fare qc

rail

(reil) noun
1. a (usually horizontal) bar of metal, wood etc used in fences etc, or for hanging things on. Don't lean over the rail; a curtain-rail; a towel-rail.
2. (usually in plural) a long bar of steel which forms the track on which trains etc run.
verb
(usually with in or off) to surround with a rail or rails. We'll rail that bit of ground off to stop people walking on it.
ˈrailing noun
(usually in plural) a fence or barrier of (usually vertical) metal or wooden bars. They've put railings up all round the park.
ˈrailroad noun
(American) a railway.
ˈrailway , (American) ˈrailroad noun
1. a track with (usually more than one set of) two (or sometimes three) parallel steel rails on which trains run. They're building a new railway; (also adjective) a railway station.
2. (sometimes in plural) the whole organization which is concerned with the running of trains, the building of tracks etc. He has a job on the railway; The railways are very badly run in some countries.
by rail
by or on the railway. goods sent by rail.

railroad

سّكَةٌ حَدِيدِيَّة železnice jernbane Gleis σιδηρόδρομος ferrocarril rautatie chemin de fer željeznica ferrovia 鉄道 철도 spoorweg jernbane kolej caminho-de-ferro, ferrovia железная дорога järnväg รางรถไฟ demiryolu đường sắt 铁道
References in classic literature ?
If I can manage the young one, I can the old one," muttered Jo, as she walked away, leaving Laurie bent over a railroad map with his head propped up on both hands.
He slept in the office that was unspeakably dirty and dined at Biff Carter's lunch room in a small frame building opposite the railroad station.
He controlled a line of grain elevators in the little towns along the railroad to the west of us, and was away from home a great deal.
As his car slid downtown on Tuesday morning the mind of Arnold Thorndike was occupied with such details of daily routine as the purchase of a railroad, the Japanese loan, the new wing to his art gallery, and an attack that morning, in his own newspaper, upon his pet trust.
It was arranged that they should leave the following spring, and meantime Jurgis sold himself to a contractor for a certain time, and tramped nearly four hundred miles from home with a gang of men to work upon a railroad in Smolensk.
There had been a long continuous period of rainy weather, and the soft, rich earth of Ohio, as every one knows, is admirably suited to the manufacture of mud--and the road was an Ohio railroad of the good old times.
When, at rare intervals, some thought visits one, as perchance he is walking on a railroad, then, indeed, the cars go by without his hearing them.
How it contrasts with hot and perspiring pedestrianism, and dusty and deafening railroad rush, and tedious jolting behind tired horses over blinding white roads!
There was even a rumor that the projected railroad from Temperance to Plumville might go near the Randall farm, in which case land would rise in value from nothing-at-all an acre to something at least resembling a price.
I have never approved of the very public manner in which some of our western friends have conducted what they call the ~underground railroad,~ but which I think, by their open declarations, has been made most emphatically the ~upperground railroad.
In a few days he was in Yorkshire again, and on his long railroad journey he found himself thinking of his boy as he had never thought in all the ten years past.
By the reception that the public gave to his telephone, he learned to sympathize with Howe, whose first sewing-machine was smashed by a Boston mob; with McCormick, whose first reaper was called "a cross between an Astley chariot, a wheelbarrow, and a flying- machine"; with Morse, whom ten Congresses regarded as a nuisance; with Cyrus Field, whose Atlantic Cable was denounced as "a mad freak of stubborn ignorance"; and with Westinghouse, who was called a fool for proposing "to stop a railroad train with wind.