noun Railroads.
the farthest point to which the rails of a railroad have been laid.
the upper part of a rail, used for supporting and guiding the wheels of railroad cars.
a railroad depot at which supplies are unloaded to be distributed or forwarded by truck or other means.

1895–1900; rail1 + head

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railhead (ˈreɪlˌhɛd)
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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Example sentences
It consists of a railhead and storage area and an administration and housing
From the railhead, garbage goes to the landfill on a train.
Each railhead town served briefly as the port of embarkation for freight wagons.
Again, the camera is looking down at the railhead and the two line lasers can
  be clearly identified.
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