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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the track and bed of a railway

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the roadbed and superstructure of a finished railway; -- so called in distinction from the contractor's temporary way.

Etymologies

permanent (contrasted with the temporary way of a contractor) + way (as in railway) (Wiktionary)

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