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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
1. To transport by railroad.
2. To supply (an area) with railroads.
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.
To work for a railroad company.
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a mock classical term for enthusiasm about railroads. — ferroequinologist, n.
a device for recording the speed of locomotives and the time, place, and length of all their stops.
an abnormal fear of railroads or of traveling on trains.
an obsession with railroad travel.
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