[ reyl-roh-ding ]


  1. the construction or operation of railroads.
  2. travel by railroad.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of railroading1

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; railroad + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

That fun consisted, at least in part, of some very exuberant railroading.

Would I have to take up some hobby—fly fishing or model-railroading—where I could meet a few potential pals?

The most direct mail route was not the one best suited for human travel in a time when railroading was still in its infancy.

By railroading the McDonnells and Joneses of the world out of public life, we're left with colorless numbskulls.

He was asking question after question about railroads and railroading, in his quaint, characteristic manner.

I'm sorry, but you can't learn operative railroading at the expense of this management on the Pioneer Short Line.

“War is safe compared to railroading in this country,” is the comment of Mr. Gilbert Roe, the American jurist.

Rate wars are almost as old as railroading and are coincident with the appearance of competition.

While railroading he had saved up nearly four hundred pounds.





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