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railroad

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Noun railroad has 2 senses
  1. railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system
    --1 is a kind of line
    --1 has particulars:
     cable railway, funicular, funicular railway; cog railway, rack railway; elevated railway, elevated railroad, el, overhead railway; metro, subway, tube, underground; monorail; rail; scenic railway
    Derived forms: verb railroad3, verb railroad2
  2. railroad track, railroad, railway - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
    --2 is a kind of track
    --2 is a part of line, railway line, rail line
    --2 has parts:
     tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper; track, rail, rails
    --2 has particulars:
     broad gauge; gantlet; narrow gauge; siding, railroad siding, turnout, sidetrack; standard gauge; switch
    Derived forms: verb railroad3, verb railroad2
Verb railroad has 3 senses
  1. dragoon, sandbag, railroad - compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
    --1 is one way to coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
  2. railroad - supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West"
    --2 is one way to
    supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived forms: noun railroad1, noun railroad2, noun railroading1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. railroad - transport by railroad
    --3 is one way to
    transport, send, ship
    Derived forms: noun railroad2, noun railroad1, noun railroading1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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