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pronunciation:
reIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a horizontal bar that extends between two posts and serves as a barrier, fence, or the like.
 
synonyms:
bar
definition 2: a steel bar, usu. one of a pair, upon which railway cars travel.
 
definition 3: the railroad as a mode of transportation.
They travel by rail.
synonyms:
railroad, railway
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: railed, railing, rails
definition: to provide or enclose with a rail or rails.
similar words:
enclose, fence
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