Share this entry

Bradshaw Line breaks: Brad|shaw
Pronunciation: /ˈbradʃɔː/

Definition of Bradshaw in English:


A timetable of all passenger trains in Britain, issued 1839–1961.
Example sentences
  • Now these tables are no longer drab government documents printed on bad paper, with barely legible characters, but still remembered nostalgically as the Bradshaw.
  • Bradshaw was a colloquial designation of Bradshaw’s Railway Guide, a timetable of all railway trains running in Great Britain, printed annually.
  • A railway timetable was "a Bradshaw", no matter by which railway company it had been issued and whether Bradshaw had been responsible for its production or not.


Named after its first publisher, George Bradshaw (1801–53), printer and engraver.

Words that rhyme with Bradshaw


Definition of Bradshaw in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly