Definition of Railroading

1. Noun. The activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads.

Exact synonyms: Rail Technology
Generic synonyms: Engineering, Technology
Specialized synonyms: Maglev, Magnetic Levitation
Derivative terms: Railroad, Railroad

Definition of Railroading

1. n. The construction of a railroad; the business of managing or operating a railroad.

Definition of Railroading

1. Verb. (present participle of railroad) ¹

2. Noun. (rail transport US) The class of people, equipment, terminology, and lore pertaining to railroads. ¹

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Definition of Railroading

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Railroading

railroad terminal
railroad ticket
railroad tie
railroad track
railroad tracks
railroad train
railroad tramp
railroad truck
railroad tunnel
railroad vine
railroad worm
railroading (current term)
railway car
railway carriage
railway carriages
railway gun
railway guns
railway junction
railway line
railway lines
railway locomotive

Literary usage of Railroading

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

1. Workers of the Nation: An Encyclopedia of the Occupations of the American by Gilson Willets (1903)
"It is plain, therefore, that railroading as an occupation affects the present and future of more persons in the United States than any other avenue of ..."

2. The Life and Inventions of Thomas Alva Edision by William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson, Antonia Dickson (1894)
"This was a wild tangent, however, from the sane and legitimate line of electric railroading, which found its basis at Menlo Park, and which was exploited ..."

3. Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Rectum, Anus, and Contiguous Textures by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1896)
"railroading AS AN ETIOLOGICAL FACTOR IN RECTAL DISEASES. WE wish now to invite your attention to a very common cause of rectal disease. ..."

4. Diseases of the Rectum and Anus: Designed for Students and Practitioners of by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1902)
"In order to demonstrate that railroading predisposes conductors, engineers, firemen, porters, brakemen, ..."

5. Diseases of the rectum and anus by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1906)
"So far as the author has been able to learn, railroading as an dialogic factor in ... In order to demonstrate that railroading predisposes conductors, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In the earlier days of railroading, no brakes were installed on the locomotive ; then straight air brakes were applied to the engine ; next straight air ..."

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