Definition of Railroad in English :

Define Railroad in English

Railroad meaning in English

Meaning of Railroad in English

Pronunciation of Railroad in English

Railroad pronunciation in English

Pronounce Railroad in English


see synonyms of railroad


1. railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system

line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

2. railroad, railroad track, railway

a line of track providing a runway for wheels

Example Sentences:
'he walked along the railroad track'


3. dragoon, railroad, sandbag

compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

Example Sentences:
'They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone'

4. railroad

supply with railroad lines

Example Sentences:
'railroad the West'

5. railroad

transport by railroad

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of railroad
1.  the usual US word for railway
2. (transitive) informal
to force (a person) into (an action) with haste or by unfair means

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see synonyms of railroad
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
verb transitive
4.  US
to transport by railroad
5.  US, Informal
to rush through quickly, esp. so quickly as to prevent careful consideration
to railroad a bill through Congress
6.  US, Slang
to cause to go to prison on a trumped-up charge or with too hasty a trial
verb intransitive
7.  US
to work on a railroad

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of railroad
1. A road composed of parallel steel rails supported by ties and providing a track for locomotive-drawn trains or other wheeled vehicles.
2. A system of railroad track, together with the land, stations, rolling stock, and other related property under one management.
v. rail·road·ed, rail·road·ing, rail·roads
1. To transport by railroad.
2. To supply (an area) with railroads.
3. Informal
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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