Definition of 'rail'
Example sentences containing 'rail'
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You can get very blasé about spectacular sights on rail journeys up here. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Thousands of properties would have to be demolished for the road and rail links alone. The Sun (2016)Rail lines were lifted and twisted by the force. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We need investment in rail and roads. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Heathrow must have the best rail links. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One possibility could involve a package of rail and road improvements. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is partly down to the faster rail links promised by HS2. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our roads, rail and housing need an injection of cash to boost growth. The Sun (2016)I just hope she doesn't go off the rails again. The Sun (2016)Her belief is that a doubling in high-speed rail routes in the next decade will open up the Continent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He sipped his coffee while he kicked at the steel foot rail and listened to it ring. The Broken God (1993)The skills of running a rail company are not easily transferred. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He missed death by a few inches and landed just away from the live electric rail. The Sun (2010)See the scary rail track video online. The Sun (2011)The rails hand us down the line. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)This was a rail journey like no other. The Sun (2015)They are worried that a bid by him would jeopardise the second phase of the rail link. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Long distance rail commuters are not being held to ransom. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Passenger consultation must be an essential part of rail franchise negotiations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Playing scared is the quickest route to the rail. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It would cost a lot less and is near major road and rail links. The Sun (2012)But actual experience does not run on the rails of this theological logic. Christianity Today (2000)All of which suggests that better maintained rail track in the first place would avoid failures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Next morning we were up bright and early and boarded the train again for the last leg of the rail trip. The Sun (2011)Our partnership came to a painfully abrupt end one afternoon when she ran off with me under a metal paddock rail. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)You'd walk in and the curtains would be hanging off the rail. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The government should have the courage of its convictions over the new high-speed rail link as well. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Much of the detail of the house survives, including tubular steel balcony rails. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While he was doing that you could hear the electric rail buzzing, meaning that the train was coming. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Inside are row upon row of metal shelving on rails, containing thousands of boxes stacked to the ceiling. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The coal turned out to be of such low quality that sending it by rail or lorry simply didn't make sense. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Labour warned Britain's top rail safety record is being dented. The Sun (2014)Roughly a third of the way up the fence is a guard rail - again in orange - which provides a sighting line for the jockeys. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Trains are greener than buses because steel wheels on steel rails have much less rolling resistance, and therefore use less energy, than rubber on concrete. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'rail'
British English: rail /reɪl/ NOUN
A rail is a horizontal bar which is fixed to something and used as a fence or a support, or to hang things on.
She held on to the hand rail in the lift.
- American English: rail
- Arabic: سُور
- Brazilian Portuguese: corrimão
- Chinese: 扶手
- Croatian: prečka
- Czech: zábradlí
- Danish: stang
- Dutch: leuning
- European Spanish: riel
- Finnish: kaide
- French: rampe
- German: Umzäunung
- Greek: κιγκλίδωμα
- Italian: rotaia
- Japanese: 柵
- Korean: 가로장
- Norwegian: gelender
- Polish: poręcz
- European Portuguese: corrimão
- Romanian: bară
- Russian: перила
- Spanish: riel
- Swedish: ledstång
- Thai: ราว
- Turkish: parmaklık
- Ukrainian: перило
- Vietnamese: chấn song
Definition of rail from the Collins English Dictionary
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