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An area where railroad cars are switched and trains assembled.


(Railways) US and Canadian an area in a railway system where rolling stock is shunted, as in forming trains



a railroad yard in which rolling stock is distributed or made up into trains.
[1885–90, Amer.]


[ˈswɪtʃjɑːd] N (US) (Rail) → patio m de maniobras, estación f clasificadora
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