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Definitions of railroad

  1.   line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system
  2.   A road or way constructed with two parallel iron bars, along which carriages are conveyed by steam or horse- power.
  3.   compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; " They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
  4.   a line of track providing a runway for wheels; " he walked along the railroad track"
  5.   Alt. of Railway
  6.   A way or road laid with two parallel iron or steel rails, forming a track along which cars are drawn by steam power, electricity, etc.; such a road, with all the land, stations, cars, engines, etc., pertaining to it.
  7.   A graded road, having parallel metal rails, for the passage of cars. railway.
  8.   transport by railroad
  9.   To carry or send by railroad; usually fig., to send or put through at high speed or in great haste; to hurry or rush unduly; as, to railroad a bill through Condress.
  10.   Colloquially, in the United States, to put through rapidly; as, to railroad a bill through a legislature.
  11.   A road or way on which bars of iron are laid for the easy passage over them of wheel- carriages; a prepared and exclusive highway for passenger and goods traffic by means of locomotives.
  12.   To rush.
  13.   supply with railroad lines; " railroad the West"
  14.   A road laid with iron rails.

Quotes of railroad

  1. For 50 years my father worked for the railroad – Harold Evans
  2. Nothing was more up -to -date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station. – Ada Louise Huxtable
  3. I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator. – Mary Harris Jones
  4. I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists- the Southern Pacific Railroad the corporation that swung California by its golden tail, that controlled its legislature, its farmers, its preachers, its workers. – Mary Harris Jones
  5. I was one man and I tackled a big railroad I did the best I could. – O. Winston Link
  6. Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand. – John Moody
  7. The history of the Erie Railroad ever since 1901 has been a record of progress. – John Moody
  8. The public conviction that a railroad linking the West and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines from the Mississippi to the Pacific. – John Moody
  9. When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period. – John Moody
  10. With the reorganization of 1898 finished, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad entered a new period in its history. – John Moody
  11. A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad – Theodore Roosevelt
  12. On the eighteenth of December 1972, when we thought we were getting another of the hundreds of little tactical air raids, we heard the bombs going in out there in the railroad yards and this went on for about thirty minutes. – James Stockdale
  13. My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that's a part of me. – Forest Whitaker

Usage examples for railroad

  1. “ A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track, but one inch between wreck and smooth rolling prosperity. ” – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  2. Half a railroad ain't any good. ” – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  3. Instead of going on to Chambersburg, he got out at the next station- five miles from Knoxville- and walked back on the railroad track. ” – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  4. “ Wasn't the railroad built? ” – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  5. The boy's own railroad track. ” – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  6. Both her mother and he thought it best that she should not go up the mountain railroad this time of year. ” –  by
  7. Far below, on the ground, was a railroad train surrounded by a small crowd of priests. ” – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  8. “ Dave went at once to the railroad depot. ” – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  9. “ There's a railroad yard on the other side. ” – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  10. “ I knew they'd railroad me. ” – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  11. Have to, Bill, in the railroad business. ” – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  12. Two or three days later Nevis sat late one night in his office at the railroad settlement. ” – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  13. Neither the railroad nor the river meet all the needs of the men living on those roads. ” – Address by Honorable William C. Redfield, Secretary of Commerce at Conference of Regional Chairmen of the Highway Transport Committee Council of National Defence Highway Transport Commitee, Council of National Defence, Bulletin 4 by US Government
  14. The railroad was not in use at that time, so it was necessary to make the twenty- six miles outside of our lines. ” – Campaign of Battery D, First Rhode Island light artillery. by Ezra Knight Parker
  15. An English railroad guard approached Abhoya and her husband. ” – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  16. Throughout this year operations on the Railroad were pushed forward with great energy. ” – The History of Peru by Henry S. Beebe
  17. “ " We can talk after supper," went on Mr. Bobbsey, as the little party walked along the Lakeport street away from the railroad wreck. ” – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  18. Has the country, as a general rule, been more rapidly settled and improved by this railroad legislation? ” – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  19. “ Is this a railroad – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  20. “ " Pardon me," said the count, " but we are in a railroad hurry. ” – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

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