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American English: /ˈreɪlˌroʊd/
British English: /ˈreɪlrəʊd/

Translation of railroad in Spanish:


  • 1 (system) what a way to run a railroad!
    ¡vaya manera de llevar las cosas!
    (before noun) (station/line)
    de ferrocarril
    de trenes
    railroad bridge
    puente (masculine) de ferrocarril
    railroad network
    red (feminine) ferroviaria
    red (feminine) ferrocarrilera (Chile) (Mexico)
    railroad yard
    Example sentences
    • The rolling stock was purchased second hand, often as scrap from the mainline railroads.
    • The Erie built it to connect its mainline with other railroads.
    • It is a reminder, too, that the story of the C&O is about more than railroads and railroading.

transitive verb

  • 1 (push, force)
    tramitar rápidamente (sin la debida discusión)
    to railroad somebody into somethingthey were railroaded into accepting the offer
    los apremiaron or presionaron para que aceptaran la oferta
    Example sentences
    • I was railroaded into a way of making music I wouldn't have gone for.
    • We won't be railroaded into a decision, you know.
    • Instead of taking the lead in tackling the problem, once again they are being railroaded into joining a ‘global coalition’.
    Example sentences
    • Another chilling measure was railroaded through federal parliament this week without any noticeable media coverage.
    • Much of this legislation, cynically titled the USA Patriot Act, was railroaded through Congress within six weeks of the terrorist attacks of that fateful September morning.
    • This was railroaded through so fast most local governments didn't even know about it.
  • 2 (convict unfairly) (US)
    condenar injustamente
    Example sentences
    • Criminal cops ride roughshod over prosecutors and juries and railroad people into prison or worse.
    • Prosecutors and court judges routinely promoted and rewarded police misconduct, as hundreds of innocent persons were railroaded and tossed into prison.
    • In the end, while one can reasonably argue that Arnold got what he deserved, the indications are that Jesse was railroaded and ended up serving time for a crime he did not commit.
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