Pronunciation: (rāl'wā"), [key]
1. a rail line with lighter-weight equipment and roadbed than a main-line railroad.
2. a railroad, esp. one operating over relatively short distances.
3. Also called trackway. any line or lines of rails forming a road of flanged-wheel equipment.
4. Chiefly Brit.railroad.
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