Definition of Rails

1. Noun. A bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll.

Exact synonyms: Rail, Runway, Track
Generic synonyms: Bar
Group relationships: Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway, Streetcar Track, Tramline, Tramway
Specialized synonyms: Third Rail
Derivative terms: Rail, Rail, Rail



Definition of Rails

1. Noun. (plural of rail) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rails

1. rail [v] - See also: rail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rails

railroad track
railroad tracks
railroad train
railroad tramp
railroad truck
railroad tunnel
railroad vine
railroad worm
railroaded
railroader
railroaders
railroadiana
railroading
railroadings
railroads
rails (current term)
railside
railway
railway car
railway carriage
railway carriages
railway gun
railway guns
railway junction
railway line
railway lines
railway locomotive
railway man
railway sleeper
railway station

Literary usage of Rails

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

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"'In place of cutting away both the flanges of the rails В В , so as to make a joint between the two rails midway between the lines of the angle of the frog, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
""I further find that, while plaintiff did not expressly agree with defendant to postpone the time for the delivery of the rails to be made and delivered ..."

3. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"According to Mr. PH Dudley,* some sixty-six miles of rails of 95 Ibs. per yard were rolled and laid by October last in America. The carbon contents of these ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
""Angle bars" on a railroad track are pieces of steel bolted in the hollow of the rails, and holding ends of two rails together. 2. ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1849)
"charitable iron rails, of double-headed action, to weigh not less than 70 Ibs. nor more than 82 Ibs. per yard, at £8 17s. 6d. per ton, delivered free on ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1849)
"chantable iron rails, of double-headed action, to weigh not less than 70 Ibs. nor ... Л template of the rails to be handed within a week from this date, ..."

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