railroad

I UK [ˈreɪlˌrəʊd] / US [ˈreɪlˌroʊd] noun [countable]
Word forms "railroad":
singular railroad plural railroads American
1) railroad or railroad track the metal track that trains travel on
2) [often singular] a railway system
a) a railway company
b) the railway industry

II UK [ˈreɪlˌrəʊd] / US [ˈreɪlˌroʊd] verb [transitive]
Word forms "railroad":
present tense I/you/we/they railroad he/she/it railroads present participle railroading past tense railroaded past participle railroaded informal
to force someone to do something that they do not really want to do
railroad someone into (doing) something:

We were railroaded into accepting the deal.

Phrasal verbs:

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  • Railroad — Rail road (r[=a]l r[=o]d ), Railway Rail way (r[=a]l w[=a] ), n. 1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • railroad — [rāl′rōd΄] n. 1. a road laid with parallel steel rails along which cars carrying passengers or freight are drawn by locomotives 2. a complete system of such roads, including land, rolling stock, stations, etc. 3. the persons or corporation owning …   English World dictionary

  • Railroad — Rail road , v. t. To carry or send by railroad; usually fig., to send or put through at high speed or in great haste; to hurry or rush unduly; as, to railroad a bill through Condress. [Colloq., U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • railroad — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (44) The term railroad means common carrier by railroad engaged in the transportation of individuals or property or owner of trackage facilities leased by such a common carrier. United Glossary of Bankruptcy… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Railroad — Railroad, PA U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 300 Housing Units (2000): 116 Land area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles (1.623054 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Railroad, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 300 Housing Units (2000): 116 Land area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles (1.623054 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.626665 sq. miles (1.623054 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Railroad — u. Railway, s. u. Rail …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • railroad — [ʀɛlʀod] n. m. ÉTYM. 1818; comme mot angl. écrit rail road, 1800, in Höfler; mot angl. (1775), de rail (→ Rail) et road « route », employé surtout aux États Unis (railway en Grande Bretagne). ❖ ♦ Américanisme. Vx. Chemin de fer (aux États Unis).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • railroad — [n] train line elevated railway, line, metro, monorail, rail line, railway, streetcar line, subway, tracks, trolley line, tube, underground railway; concepts 155,503 …   New thesaurus

  • railroad — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a railway. ► VERB informal 1) rush or coerce into doing something. 2) cause (a measure) to be approved quickly by applying pressure …   English terms dictionary

  • railroad — /rayl rohd /, n. 1. 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. 2. an entire system… …   Universalium

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