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Noun: railroading  'reyl,row-ding
Usage: N. Amer
  1. The activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
    - rail technology
Verb: railroad  'reyl,rowd
  1. Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
    "They railroaded him to make dinner for everyone";
    - dragoon, sandbag
     
  2. [N. Amer] Supply with railroad lines
    "railroad the West"
     
  3. [N. Amer] Transport by railroad
     
  4. Force a measure (law, agreement, etc) through quickly, without time for consultation
    "The bill was railroaded through the state legislature due to the influence of some very wealthy sponsors"

Derived forms: railroadings

Type of: coerce, engineering, force, furnish, hale [archaic], pressure, provide, render, send, ship, squeeze, supply, tech [informal], technology, transport

Encyclopedia: Railroading

Railroad, Pennsylvania