• Rail Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A railroad as a means of transportation; as, to go by rail; a place not accesible by rail.
- (v.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family Rallidae, especially those of the genus Rallus, and of closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
- (v. t.) To range in a line.
- (v. t.) To inclose with rails or a railing.
- (v. i.) To flow forth; to roll out; to course.
- (v. i.) To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.
- (v. t.) To rail at.
- (v. t.) To move or influence by railing.
- (n.) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.
- (n.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See Illust. of Style.
- (n.) A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
- (n.) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.
- (n.) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc.
- (n.) An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
• Railroad Definition & Synonyms
- (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.
- (n.) Alt. of Railway