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rail·bird

 (rāl′bûrd′)
n. Slang
A horseracing enthusiast, especially one who watches races at the outer rail of the track.
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railbird

(ˈreɪlˌbɜːd)
n
a horse racing aficionado or enthusiast
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rail•bird

(ˈreɪlˌbɜrd)

n. Informal.
a horse-racing fan who watches races or workouts from a position along the track rail.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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