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Underground Railroad Syllabification: Un·der·ground Rail·road
Pronunciation: /ˈˌəndərˈˌɡround ˈrālˌrōd/

Definition of Underground Railroad in English:

A secret network for helping slaves escape from the South to the North and to Canada in the years before the Civil War.

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