railhead

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railhead (plural railheads)

  1. A point on a railway system where goods are loaded, unloaded or transferred to other transport.
  2. (US) The furthest point on a railroad under construction to which rails have been laid.
  3. (military) An area of hostile territory at the end of a rail line that, when captured, serves for the continuous movement into position of further troops and material.

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