spur track

  1. 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 .

Words Nearby spur track

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How to use spur track in a sentence

  • After doing something to the switch of the unused spur track, the four men separated.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • We had followed the spur track up the gulch for maybe a short quarter of a mile when we came to the engine.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • Nobody ever kicked up such a rumpus about a spur track before.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • They were given to understand that there would be no opposition to the spur track going down.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • 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