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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 of spur track
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Of this Brockway knew nothing, and he haunted the vicinity of the spur-track with great patience for the better part of two hours.

    A Romance in Transit Francis Lynde
  • The engine uncoupled and panted off, leaving the car at rest on the spur-track.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • A skilful bit of juggling put the roadster over on the ties of the spur-track.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • As she spoke the Rosemary stopped with a jerk and McGrath's fireman darted past to set the spur-track switch.

    A Fool For Love Francis Lynde

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