from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The farthest point on a railroad to which rails have been laid.
- n. A place on a railroad where military supplies are unloaded.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A point on a railway system where goods are loaded, unloaded or transferred to other transport.
- n. The furthest point on a railroad under construction to which rails have been laid.
- n. An area of hostile territory at the end of a rail line that, when captured, serves for the continuous movement into position of further troops and material.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway
- n. a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
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And some of the ton-miles on truck are complementary … short hauling of the container to the origin railhead and from the destination railhead.
Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.
The mobility which, it is seen, originally characterized the General Hospital has become a function of a third type of unit not developed during the Boer War – namely, the Casualty Clearing Station at railhead, which is moved as the troops advance.
The railhead was the advance post of civilization.
But Uzbekistan has one asset that Washington needs: a railhead into northern Afghanistan, which has become the key node of a US military supply line known as the northern distribution network.
To connect the freight port to the railhead just outside of Anchorage.
Even where the Soviet forces massed on the Manchurian border, they were still 400 miles from the nearest railhead.
Losk was a homesteader, along with her family, on the North Dakota prairie; she also lived in Wadford City when it was the railhead.
As it is, UPS regularly has the lowest carbon footprint among its competitors because it relies heavily on getting its containers onto railcars, using trucks only for the "last mile" from the nearest railhead.
We were then ordered to go to Achieux, which was the railhead and get a load of bully beef etc.
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