Railhead definition

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(mil.) The point on a railroad at which supplies are unloaded and distributed.
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(military) An area of hostile territory at the end of a rail line that, when captured, serves for the continuous movement into position of further troops and material.
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The farthest point on a railroad to which rails have been laid.
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A place on a railroad where military supplies are unloaded.
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The farthest point to which rails have been laid in a railroad.
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A point on a railway system where goods are loaded, unloaded or transferred to other transport.
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(US) The furthest point on a railroad under construction to which rails have been laid.
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Noun

Singular:
railhead
Plural:
railheads