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railhead

[reyl-hed] /ˈreɪlˌhɛd/
noun, Railroads.
1.
the farthest point to which the rails of a railroad have been laid.
2.
the upper part of a rail, used for supporting and guiding the wheels of railroad cars.
3.
a railroad depot at which supplies are unloaded to be distributed or forwarded by truck or other means.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; rail1 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for rail heads

railhead

/ˈreɪlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a terminal of a railway
2.
the farthest point reached by completed track on an unfinished railway
3.
(military) the point at which material and personnel are transferred from rail to another conveyance
4.
the upper part of a railway rail, on which the traffic wheels run
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