spur track

noun Railroads.
a short branch track leading from the main track, and connected with it at one end only.
Also called spur, stub track.


Origin:
1880–85

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spur track

noun
a railway line connected to a trunk line [syn: branch line
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Example sentences
However, the spur track weaves right through the middle of a residential, downtown neighborhood.
As distinguished from a sidetrack, a spur track is of indefinite length, extending out from main line.
If not, it may be worthwhile to lease a spur track somewhere on-line and have the cars delivered there.
They finished, put their track equipment away on a spur track and gave up their authority to be on the main track.
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