Definition of Railroad track

1. Noun. A line of track providing a runway for wheels. "He walked along the railroad track"

Exact synonyms: Railroad, Railway
Specialized synonyms: Broad Gauge, Gantlet, Narrow Gauge, Railroad Siding, Sidetrack, Siding, Turnout, Standard Gauge, Switch
Group relationships: Line, Rail Line, Railway Line
Terms within: Crosstie, Railroad Tie, Sleeper, Tie, Rail, Rails, Runway, Track
Generic synonyms: Track
Derivative terms: Railroad, Railroad

Definition of Railroad track

1. Noun. (rail transport) A pair of formed steel rails, separated and supported usually on wooden or concrete ties or sleepers, forming a track along which flange-wheeled railroad vehicles may travel. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Railroad Track

railroad gun
railroad guns
railroad line
railroad man
railroad nystagmus
railroad sickness
railroad siding
railroad spike
railroad station
railroad stations
railroad switch
railroad switches
railroad terminal
railroad ticket
railroad tie
railroad track (current term)
railroad tracks
railroad train
railroad tramp
railroad truck
railroad tunnel
railroad vine
railroad worm

Literary usage of Railroad track

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The railroad track from Charlotte at that point makes a very short curve. The plaintiff, 66 years of age, stepped on the track and walked along the same for ..."

2. Annual Report by Maine Board of Railroad Commissioners (1889)
"one foot elevation, to every twenty feet out from said railroad track. 3. ... The surface of the approaches on either side of said railroad track, ..."

3. Annual Report by Maine Board of Railroad Commissioners (1891)
"If not, then, as we view it, the town had the right to lay out and establish the town way without regard to such railroad track or the location of it. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"... of a railroad track through the street by a railroad corporation. . . . The provision in force at the time of the injury complained of in that case, ..."

5. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1862)
"And are also authorized, with the consent of the board of trustees of the village of West'Troy, to extend, construct and maintain said railroad track or ..."

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