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noun North American
1a track or set of tracks made of steel rails along which passenger and freight trains run: [as modifier]:a railroad line a set of tracks for other vehicles. 2a system of railroad tracks with the trains, organization, and personnel required for its working: [in names]:the Union Pacific Railroad
1 [with object] informal press (someone) into doing something by rushing or coercing them:she hesitated, unwilling to be railroaded into a decision cause (a measure) to be passed or approved quickly by applying pressure:the Bill had been railroaded through the House North American send (someone) to prison without a fair trial or by means of false evidence. 2 [no object]
(usually as noun railroading
) North American travel or work on the railroads.