from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The construction or operation of railroads.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The management of or work upon a railroad or railroads; the business of constructing or operating railroads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Colloq. U. S. The construction of a railroad; the business of managing or operating a railroad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of railroad.
  • noun rail transport, US The class of people, equipment, terminology, and lore pertaining to railroads.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads


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  • He has made fortunes in railroading, newspapers, salmon-packing, an oyster monopoly, a lumber combine, and has dabbled in politics, been president of the chamber of commerce, mayor of the city, state senator, and is considered a prime candidate for governor.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • You might not know this, but railroading is the world's most capital-intensive business -- 17 to 18 per cent of every revenue dollar is reinvested every year.

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  • The facts that the railroad doesn't need shoes, or oats, or curry-combs don't reflect bugs in railroading: they are the feautres of railroading.

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  • One thing was evident over and above the beauty of the moonlit country through which we were rushing at a good pace, and that was the remarkable improvement in Italian railroading since my last visit to Italy a dozen years before.

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  • Of course, in the short term the railroading process is likely to proceed unabated, but in the longer term a permanent derailment is likely.

    Hawaii Reporter

  • I will vote Mccain because I'm sick of people like you "railroading" Hillary so Obama can win – he can't win – get it?

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  • Just another example of how everyone has been "railroading" Hillary for 6 months now.

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  • Gamers love to bemoan "railroading," but few adventures were as railroad-y as Dragonlance, a series whose every dramatic element was mapped out in advance.

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  • This past weekend I ran a session of "pulp fantasy" using the nWoD rules and the new way of thinking showed its evil influence in the players, where their failure in a combat encounter had me accused of "railroading".

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  • It is quite another and much more nefarious to say that he knew what the evidence was but he turned it in his favor, as one would consider when one uses words like "railroading" suspects in this case, which is what they're saying in this case and is the reason that he should be disbarred.

    CNN Transcript Jun 16, 2007


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  • "Railroading fabric is nothing more than running the fabric 90 degrees from its normal direction. You simply turn the fabric sideways." Fabric Workshop

    March 17, 2012