- the bed or foundation structure for the track of a railroad.
- the layer of ballast immediately beneath the ties of a railroad track.
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How to use roadbed in a sentence
The roadbed was wide enough to permit the meeting and passing of the largest wagons without trouble.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
The brief storm had been a severe one, and in one spot the roadbed was considerably washed out.The Rover Boys on the Farm|Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Though of narrow gauge the roadbed was laid for standard gauge, and this change can be made at any time.Guatemala, the country of the future|Charles M. Pepper
Nevertheless, walking was not easy for the roadbed bore a shell of treacherous ice.Ghost Beyond the Gate|Mildred A. Wirt
The gap through the mountains looked familiar as I spied it from the distance, but the roadbed to the right I had forgotten.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail|Ezra Meeker