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Noun: railway  'reyl,wey
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: railroad)
  1. System of transportation using trains to pull passengers or freight
    "he travelled by railway"; "he was concerned with railway safety";
    - railroad [N. Amer], railroad line [N. Amer], railway line [Brit, Cdn], railway system [Brit, Cdn], rail
     
  2. A line of track providing a runway for wheels
    "he walked along the railway track";
    - railroad track [N. Amer], railroad [N. Amer], railway track [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: railways

Type of: line, track

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

Encyclopedia: Railway