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rail 1

British English: /reɪl/
American English: /reɪl/

noun

  • 1
    (Kleider-, Gardinen)
    stange, die
    (as part of fence) (wooden)
    Latte, die
    (metal)
    Stange, die
    (on ship)
    Reling, die
    (as protection against contact) the rails (Horse racing)
    die Innenumzäunung
    die Bande

transitive verb

  • rail in
    (Grundstück, Gebäudeteil)
    mit einem Geländer od. einer Absperrung umgeben
    (Altar, Denkmal)
    rail off
    mit einem [Schutz]geländer versehen

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rail 2

noun

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rail 3

intransitive verb

  • rail at/against somebody/something
    auf/über jemanden/etwas schimpfen
    rail at fate
    mit dem Schicksal hadern

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