Railroad

  • (verb): Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means.
    Synonyms: dragoon, sandbag
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on railroad:

Grants, New Mexico
... Grants began as a railroad camp in the 1880s, when three Canadian brothers – Angus A ... a section of the new Atlantic and Pacific Railroad through the region ... settlement of Los Alamitos and grew along the tracks of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad ...
Henning, Illinois - History
... When the Havana, Rantoul and Eastern Railroad (which became the Illinois Central Railroad) came through the area in 1879, John Putnam purchased 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land from the railroad and a town was ...
Zbąszynek - History
... as well as the Treaty of Versailles, the railroad hub of Zbaszyn (Bentschen) became part of newly re-created Poland ... a new border station, a new rail hub (which replaced Zbaszyn) as well as a settlement for railroad workers ... The town, named Neu Bentschen, was inhabited by ethnic Germans, railroad workers, who came there from different parts of the Weimar Republic ...
Yreka Western Railroad
... The Yreka Western Railroad (reporting mark YW) is an 8.86-mile (14.26 km) shortline railroad that operates freight and tourist trains between the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad at Montague ...
Railroad, Pennsylvania - Demographics
... There were 112 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "railroad":

  • (noun): A line of track providing a runway for wheels.
    Example: "He walked along the railroad track"
    Synonyms: railroad track, railway
  • (verb): Transport by railroad.
  • (verb): Supply with railroad lines.
    Example: "Railroad the West"

Famous quotes containing the word railroad:

    This I saw when waking late,
    Going by at a railroad rate,
    Looking through wreaths of engine smoke
    Far into the lives of other folk.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    The worst enemy of good government is not our ignorant foreign voter, but our educated domestic railroad president, our prominent business man, our leading lawyer.
    John Jay Chapman (1862–1933)