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rail +‎ way.



railway ‎(plural railways)

  1. (chiefly Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth of Nations) A track, consisting of parallel rails, over which wheeled vehicles such as trains may travel.
  2. (chiefly Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth of Nations) A transport system using these rails used to move passengers or goods.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      That the young Mr. Churchills liked—but they did not like him coming round of an evening and drinking weak whisky-and-water while he held forth on railway debentures and corporation loans. Mr. Barrett, however, by fawning and flattery, seemed to be able to make not only Mrs. Churchill but everyone else do what he desired.



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