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railroads, plural;
  1. Press (someone) into doing something by rushing or coercing them
    • - she hesitated, unwilling to be railroaded into a decision
  2. Cause (a measure) to be passed or approved quickly by applying pressure
    • - the Bill had been railroaded through the House
  3. Send (someone) to prison without a fair trial or by means of false evidence

  4. Travel or work on the railroads

  1. A track or set of tracks made of steel rails along which passenger and freight trains run
    • - a railroad line
  2. A set of tracks for other vehicles

  3. A system of such tracks with the trains, organization, and personnel required for its working
    • - the Union Pacific Railroad

  1. dragoon: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
  2. railway: line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
  3. supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West"
  4. railroad track: a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
  5. transport by railroad
  6. (railroading) rail technology: the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
  7. Rail transport is the means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on. ...
  8. Railroad is an album by American fingerstyle guitarist and composer John Fahey, released in 1983. It was originally released as Railroad 1 by mistake. The Shanachie Records reissue is correctly labeled as Railroad. It was his last principal recording for Takoma Records, the label he founded in 1959.
  9. The Railroad is a 2007 South Korean film starring Kim Kang-woo and Son Tae-young. The second feature film of writer and director Park Heung-sik, it was also co-produced and co-edited by his wife, Park Gok-ji. ...
  10. Railroaded! is a 1947 black-and-white film noir directed by Anthony Mann.
  11. (Railroads!) Sid Meier's Railroads! is a business simulation game developed by Sid Meier on the Gamebryo game engine that was released in October 2006 and is the sequel to Railroad Tycoon 3. ...
  12. A permanent road consisting of fixed metal rails to drive trains or similar motorized vehicles on; The transportation system comprising such roads and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train; A single, privately or publicly owned ...
  13. (Railroaded) Refers to the orientation of the pattern on the fabric that usually describes a vertical, sideways or horizontal stripe pattern.
  14. (Railroaded) A fabric that's been applied with warp (length) running horizontally across the piece of furniture and from front to back along the arms.
  15. (Railroaded) A method of installing wallcovering horizontally rather than vertically. Generally used on lining papers.
  16. (Railroaded) Orientation of a fabric's design where the pattern is turned on its side, top to bottom as if viewed with it coming off a roll.
  17. (Railroaded) a fabric that is railroaded means the pattern design goes from selvage to selvage instead of up the roll. Railroaded fabric is great for upholstery.
  18. (Railroading) refers to using fabric horizontally rather than vertically; fabric without a nap or a directional design can be railroaded easily.
  19. (Railroading) the horizontal application of wallcoverings. This is sometimes used to create an unusual or striking effect – a stripe hung horizontally is a good example.
  20. (RAILROADING) To force a motion through so rapidly that members do not have a chance to use their parliamentary procedure rights; GAVELINGthrough motions.
  21. (Railroading) A method for preventing twisting on cross-stitch when using two threads by bringing the needle between the threads. It adds time but improves the appearance of the stitch and coverage.
  22. (Railroading) Most fabrics have the pattern running up and down with selvedges at the side. Railroaded fabrics are turned so that the pattern runs up and down with selvedges at the top and bottom. Often used in upholstery.
  23. (Railroading) Referring to a game's story being forced in a particular direction most often by the GM. Commonly perceived as bad form.
  24. (Railroading) Separating the threads as you are stitching so that they lay nice and flat on the fabric. This is generally done with two strands of floss.
  25. (Railroading) regardless of the desired actions of players, the gamemaster attempts to steer the players down a predetermined path, possibly taking free-will away.