[ swich-yahrd ]
/ ˈswɪtʃˌyɑrd /
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a railroad yard in which rolling stock is distributed or made up into trains.
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How to use switchyard in a sentence
At the bank above the switch-yard he paused, keeping in a shadow, and looked here and there.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective|Ellis Parker Butler
Snorky proudly brought forth a diagram which to Skippy's bewildered gaze looked like the cross section of a switch yard.Skippy Bedelle|Owen Johnson
Thank Gawd, there was a back door openin' on a dark alley leadin' to the switch yard.Excuse Me!|Rupert Hughes
Just at the intersection of Bean Alley and the switch-yard, where the dusk banked up densely in the corners, he stopped again.
With watchful eyes for passers-by, he slipped through an opening in the fence, and entered the switch-yard.
British Dictionary definitions for switchyard
US and Canadian an area in a railway system where rolling stock is shunted, as in forming trains
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