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spur track

noun, Railroads.
a short branch track leading from the main track, and connected with it at one end only.
Also called spur, stub track.
Origin of spur track
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The spur track was less than a mile long and cost only about $8000 to build.

  • Nobody ever kicked up such a rumpus about a spur track before.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • A spur track 175 ft. long from clear post to end was built on trestle as shown.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • The cement house and mixer platform were placed at the foot of the embankment at opposite ends of the spur track.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • We had followed the spur track up the gulch for maybe a short quarter of a mile when we came to the engine.

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
  • They were given to understand that there would be no opposition to the spur track going down.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • The express shed was a gloomy little den of a place on a spur track.

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