rack railway

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noun


Nearby words

  1. rack locomotive,
  2. rack off,
  3. rack one's brain,
  4. rack out,
  5. rack rail,
  6. rack saw,
  7. rack up,
  8. rack-and-pinion,
  9. rack-rent,
  10. rackboard

Origin of rack railway

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for rack railway

rack railway

noun

a steep mountain railway having a middle rail fitted with a rack that engages a pinion on the locomotive to provide tractionAlso called: cog railway
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