Found 3 items, similar to rail.
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English → English
v 1: complain bitterly [syn: inveigh
2: enclose with rails; “rail in the old graves”
[syn: rail in
3: provide with rails; “The yard was railed”
4: separate with a railing; “rail off the crowds from the
[syn: rail off
5: convey (goods etc.) by rails; “fresh fruit are railed from
Italy to Belgium”
6: travel by rail or train; “They railed from Rome to Venice”
“She trained to Hamburg”
7: lay with rails; “hundreds of miles were railed out here”
8: fish with a hand-line over the rails of a boat; “They are
railing for fresh fish”
9: spread negative information about; “The Nazi propaganda
vilified the Jews”
10: criticize severely; “He fulminated against the Republicans'
plan to cut Medicare”
; “She railed against the bad social
n 1: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports [syn:
2: short for railway; “he traveled by rail”
; “he was concerned
with rail safety”
3: a bar or bars of rolled steel making a track along which
vehicles can roll [syn: track
4: a horizontal bar (usually of wood)
5: any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the
family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for
running on soft mud
English → English
, n. [F. r[^a]le, fr. r[^a]ler to have a rattling in
the throat; of German origin, and akin to E. rattle. See
, v.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family
, especially those of the genus Rallus
, and of
closely allied genera. They are prized as game birds.
Note: The common European water rail (Rallus aquaticus
called also bilcock
, skitty coot
, and brook runner
. The best known American species are the
clapper rail, or salt-marsh hen (Rallus longirostris
var. crepitans); the king, or red-breasted, rail
) (called also fresh-water marshhen
); the lesser clapper, or Virginia, rail
); and the Carolina, or sora, rail
). See Sora
(Zo["o]l.), the corncrake.
(r[=a]l), n. [OE. reil, re[yogh]el, AS. hr[ae]gel,
hr[ae]gl, a garment; akin to OHG. hregil, OFries. hreil.]
An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
, v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.]
To flow forth; to roll out; to course. [Obs.]
Streams of tears from her fair eyes forth railing.
, n. [Akin to LG. & Sw. regel bar, bolt, G. riegel a
rail, bar, or bolt, OHG. rigil, rigel, bar, bolt, and
possibly to E. row a line.]
1. A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so,
extending from one post or support to another, as in
fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
2. (Arch.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See
Illust. of Style
3. (Railroad) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the
track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with
reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by
chairs, splices, etc.
(a) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the
(b) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at
the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such
protection is needed.
5. A railroad as a means of transportation; as, to go by
rail; a place not accesible by rail.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
6. a railing.
. See under Fence
(a) A device attached to the front of a locomotive on each
side for clearing the rail of obstructions.
(b) A guard rail. See under Guard
(Railroad), a splice connecting the adjacent
ends of rails, in distinction from a chair, which is
merely a seat. The two devices are sometimes united. Among
several hundred varieties, the fish joint is standard. See
, under Fish
(Iron & Steel Manuf.), a train of rolls in a
rolling mill, for making rails for railroads from blooms
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Railed
(r[=a]ld); p. pr. &
vb. n. Railing
1. To inclose with rails or a railing.
It ought to be fenced in and railed. --Ayliffe.
2. To range in a line. [Obs.]
They were brought to London all railed in ropes,
like a team of horses in a cart. --Bacon.
, v. i. [F. railler; cf. Sp. rallar to grate, scrape,
molest; perhaps fr. (assumed) LL. radiculare, fr. L. radere
to scrape, grate. Cf. Rally
to banter, Rase
To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter
reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly
by on. --Shak.
And rail at arts he did not understand. --Dryden.
Lesbia forever on me rails. --Swift.
(r[=a]l), v. t.
1. To rail at. [Obs.] --Feltham.
2. To move or influence by railing. [R.]
Rail the seal from off my bond. --Shak.