- a road laid with parallel steel rails along which cars carrying passengers or freight are drawn by locomotives
- a complete system of such roads, including land, rolling stock, stations, etc.
- the persons or corporation owning and managing such a system
- ☆ to transport by railroad
- ☆ Informal to rush through quickly, esp. so quickly as to prevent careful consideration: to railroad a bill through Congress
- ☆ Slang to cause to go to prison on a trumped-up charge or with too hasty a trial
☆ to work on a railroad
See railroad in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A road composed of parallel steel rails supported by ties and providing a track for locomotive-drawn trains or other wheeled vehicles.
- A system of railroad track, together with the land, stations, rolling stock, and other related property under one management.
, rail·roads verb, transitive
- To transport by railroad.
- To supply (an area) with railroads.
a. To rush or push (something) through quickly in order to prevent careful consideration and possible criticism or obstruction: railroad a special-interest bill through Congress.
b. To convict (an accused person) without a fair trial or on trumped-up charges.
To work for a railroad company.
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