(noun, verb)


1. (mostly US and Canada) a single, privately or publicly owned company that owns and controls trains.

- Railroads can only compete fully if their tracks are technically compatible with and linked to each-other

Similar word(s): railway

Definition categories: man–made, line

2. a road consisting of metal rails to drive trains.

- he walked along the railroad track

Similar word(s): railway

Definition categories: man–made, track

Sentences with railroad as a noun:

- Many railroads roughly follow the trace of older land - and/or water roads


1. compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

Similar word(s): dragoon, sandbag

Definition categories: social, coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze

2. supply with railroad lines

- railroad the West

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

3. transport by railroad

Definition categories: motion, send, ship, transport

Sentences with railroad as a verb:

- The Thatcherite experiment proved the private sector can railroad as inefficiently as a state monopoly

- The majority railroaded the bill through parliament, without the customary expert studies which would delay it till after the elections.

- They could only convict him by railroading him on suspect drug-possession charges.

- He was railroaded into signing a non-disclosure agreement at his exit interview.