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Noun: railroad tie
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: sleeper)
  1. One of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
    "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper";
    - tie [N. Amer], crosstie [N. Amer], sleeper [Brit]

Derived forms: railroad ties

Type of: brace, bracing

Part of: railroad [N. Amer], railroad track [N. Amer], railway [Brit, Cdn], railway track [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Railroad tie