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permanent way

noun, British
1.
the roadbed and track of a railroad.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for permanent way

permanent way

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc
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