spur track


noun Railroads.

a short branch track leading from the main track, and connected with it at one end only.

Origin of spur track

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called spur, stub track.
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Examples from the Web for spur track

  • A skilful bit of juggling put the roadster over on the ties of the spur-track.

    The Real Man|Francis Lynde
  • The engine uncoupled and panted off, leaving the car at rest on the spur-track.

    Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
  • Of this Brockway knew nothing, and he haunted the vicinity of the spur-track with great patience for the better part of two hours.

    A Romance in Transit|Francis Lynde
  • As she spoke the Rosemary stopped with a jerk and McGrath's fireman darted past to set the spur-track switch.

    A Fool For Love|Francis Lynde