from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A horseracing enthusiast, especially one who watches races at the outer rail of the track.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rail or similar bird
- n. A gambler; originally specifically a horseracing enthusiast
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track
The sport is highly telegenic, and has great cyber-possibilities: it's full of railbird chatter, and handicappers analyze more downloadable data than fantasy-baseball practitioners do.
Pearce's antics have been so offensive, a railbird told our reporter yesterday, that House Republican Leaders are having difficulty filling out the Appropriations Committee roster--expected to be between 15 and 18 members--because a number of members are unwilling to sit on a committee he chairs.
The morning of May 12, the first day of the championship, Stuey was little more than a railbird a derogatory term used to describe the brokesters who watch the action from behind the barriers surrounding the tables.
Mansfield was a known railbird, and he'd be glued to the finish line before the first race went off.
Some railbird satirist near the wire bawled "Go!" as the unspeakable riot swept past in dust-clouds.
In the course of a mini-monologue, Zito can sound like a railbird who was one unlucky break from cashing a big ticket.
Numbers don't really convey it, especially if you're not much of a railbird.
Morgan Mundane was the street-wise bookie and eternal railbird, all of them springing full-form from the sly mind and mouth of Steve Cannon each weekday afternoon.
Barney Underwood is not an ordinary railbird-he's a tell catcher.
You no longer have to visit Las Vegas to railbird the high stakes action; all you have to do now is fire up Full Tilt Poker to watch the likes of Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies battle it out for six-figure pots.