railroad track

railroad track
A pair of formed steel rails, separated and supported usually on wooden or concrete ties or sleepers, forming a track along which flange-wheeled railroad vehicles may travel.

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  • Railroad tie — While wooden ties dominate North American railways, concrete is widely used in other parts of the world. A railroad tie/railway tie (North America), or railway sleeper (Europe) is a rectangular item used to support the rails in railroad tracks.… …   Wikipedia

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  • railroad — rail|road1 [ reıl,roud ] noun count AMERICAN * 1. ) railroad or railroad track the metal track that trains travel on: a railroad that is no longer in use 2. ) a train company: B & O Railroad the railroad the system of traveling by train, and all… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • railroad — I UK [ˈreɪlˌrəʊd] / US [ˈreɪlˌroʊd] noun [countable] Word forms railroad : singular railroad plural railroads American 1) railroad or railroad track the metal track that trains travel on 2) [often singular] a railway system a) a railway company… …   English dictionary

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