rail

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rail is part of the Basic English 850.
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rail is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
rail

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
rail

Plural
rails

A railing for people to hold
A train of rail cars that go along rail tracks
  1. A long, thin piece of metal.
  2. A long, thin thing, metal or other material, along a stairway or path for people to slide their hand along while they walk.
    She put her hand on the railing beside the stairs so she wouldn't fall.
  3. A train track; things having to do with trains.
    The railway stretches across the country.