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railroad

[ reyl-rohd ]
/ ˈreɪlˌroʊd /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to work on a railroad.

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Origin of railroad

1750–60; 1875–85 for def. 9; rail1 + road

OTHER WORDS FROM railroad

non·rail·road, adjectivepre·rail·road, adjectivepro·rail·road, adjectiveun·rail·road·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for railroad

railroad
/ (ˈreɪlˌrəʊd) /

noun

the usual US word for railway

verb

(tr) informal to force (a person) into (an action) with haste or by unfair means
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