Pronunciation: (rāl'hed"), [key]
1. the farthest point to which the rails of a railroad have been laid.
2. the upper part of a rail, used for supporting and guiding the wheels of railroad cars.
3. a railroad depot at which supplies are unloaded to be distributed or forwarded by truck or other means.
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