Meaning of railhead


Pronunciation: (rāl'hed"), [key]
— n. Railroads.
  1. the farthest point to which the rails of a railroad have been laid.
  2. the upper part of a rail, used for supporting and guiding the wheels of railroad cars.
  3. a railroad depot at which supplies are unloaded to be distributed or forwarded by truck or other means.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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