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Definition of Railroad

Railroad

  1. 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.
  2. Alt. of Railway

Railroad Quotations

Wherever I go, I'm watching. Even on vacation, when I'm in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures, and find out how people do things.
Richard Scarry

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt

Before the Civil War, Canada was at the top of the underground railroad. If you made it into Canada, you were safe unless someone came and hauled you back. That was also true during the Vietnam War for draft resisters.
Margaret Atwood

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.
Mary Harris Jones

For an economy built to last we must invest in what will fuel us for generations to come. This is our history - from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges - our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure.
Cory Booker
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Railroad Translations

railroad in Danish is jernbane
railroad in Dutch is spoor, spoorweg
railroad in Finnish is rautatie
railroad in French is chemin de fer, trajectoire
railroad in German is Eisenbahn
railroad in Italian is orbita, ferroviario
railroad in Portuguese is estrada de ferro, ferrovia
railroad in Spanish is ferrocarril
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