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Definition 1: line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for railroad in the sense of this definition

(railroad is a kind of ...) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

(... is a kind of railroad ) a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

(... is a kind of railroad ) railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction

(... is a kind of railroad ) a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level

(... is a kind of railroad ) an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

"in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"

(... is a kind of railroad ) a railway having a single track

(... is a kind of railroad ) short for railway

"he traveled by rail" "he was concerned with rail safety"

(... is a kind of railroad ) small railway in an amusement park

Definition 2: a line of track providing a runway for wheels - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where railroad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he walked along the railroad track

Synonyms for railroad in the sense of this definition

(railroad is a kind of ...) a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

(... is a kind of railroad ) railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

(... is a kind of railroad ) railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches

(... is a kind of railroad ) a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass

(... is a kind of railroad ) a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches

(... is a kind of railroad ) the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times

(... is a kind of railroad ) a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches

(railroad is a part of ...) one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

(railroad is a part of ...) a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

(... is part of railroad) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

Definition 3: transport by railroad - [verb of motion]

(railroad is a kind of ...) transport commercially

Definition 4: supply with railroad lines - [verb of possession]

Samples where railroad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • railroad the West

(railroad is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Samples where railroad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone

Synonyms for railroad in the sense of this definition

(railroad is a kind of ...) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means

"She forced him to take a job in the city" "He squeezed her for information"

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