Meaning of railroad
Pronunciation: (rāl'rōd"), [key]
- a permanent road laid with rails, commonly in one or more pairs of continuous lines forming a track or tracks, on which locomotives and cars are run for the transportation of passengers, freight, and mail.
- an entire system of such roads together with its rolling stock, buildings, etc.; the entire railway plant, including fixed and movable property.
- the company of persons owning or operating such a plant.
- a split.
- stocks or bonds of railroad companies.
- to transport by means of a railroad.
- to supply with railroads.
- to push (a law or bill) hastily through a legislature so that there is not time enough for objections to be considered.
- to convict (a person) in a hasty manner by means of false charges or insufficient evidence: The prisoner insisted he had been railroaded.
- to work on a railroad.
- railroad (Thesaurus)